In 2015–2018, infrastructure as well as auxiliary buildings valued at EUR 400–500 million will be built at the Hanhikivi 1 site.

Progress at the site

Currently, preparatory work is in progress. During this phase, all functions supporting the construction of the actual power plant will be built as close to completion as possible. The construction of the power plant is scheduled to begin in 2018, after Fennovoima receives the construction license.

At the moment, approximately 150 people are carrying out daily work at the site. The work site registry includes over 360 companies, of which 343 are Finnish. Almost 1,600 people have passed the construction site introduction training.

In the video Johanna Mehtälä, Antti Pasanen, and Esa Mottisenkangas tell about their work in the Hanhikivi 1 construction site.

Work in progress

  • Main gate building
    Rakennusliike Sorvoja from Oulainen is currently building a two-floor, 1,200 m2 main gate building, which will be completed in summer 2017.
  • Accommodation village
    An accommodation village for 1,000 people will be built along the Hanhikiventie road that runs from main road 8 to the construction site. The accommodation for the first 200 employees will be completed during the spring. The accommodation village contractor is Rakennuskartio, a subsidiary of Lehto Group from Kempele, Finland. The entire accommodation village will be completed in 2018.
  • Sorted waste station
    Waste generated during the construction phase of the Hanhikivi 1 project will be collected and recycled at the sorted waste station. Lapin Teollisuusrakennus is the contractor for the waste station, which will be completed by this summer. Fennovoima’s objective is that 85% of waste generated at the construction site will be recycled as materials or energy.
  • Weather mast
    Construction of a 120-meter weather mast will begin in spring 2017. The mast will be supplied by Aerial Oy and the measuring instruments by Vaisala Oy.
  • Groundwork for the reactor building
    Hanhikivi 1 main contractor Titan-2 chose Destia to carry out the excavation work for the reactor building. The work will be completed in 2017.
  • Dredging work
    Titan-2 has chosen Terramare to carry out dredging in the sea area. Dredging will continue in spring 2017.
  • Environmental monitoring and site supervision
    Environmental monitoring and site supervision is carried out on land and at sea. These tasks are carried out by Nab Labs, Luode Consulting, and Sito Oy, among others.

Future work

  • Site office buildings
    Titan-2 will construct 2 three-story site office buildings and staff facilities for the work site. Both site offices will accommodate approximately 200 employees. The contractor for the office buildings will be AS Maru Ehitus. The staff facilities will be used by approximately 2,600 people, and they will be built by UAB Profileksas. The site offices will be completed in 2017. The staff facilities will be built in four phases, and the work will be completed in 2018.
  • Administrative building and plant office
    Construction of the administrative building and plant office will start in fall 2017. The plan is to complete these two buildings in 2018.

Completed work

  • Training building
    Fennovoima's two-story, 1,200 m2 training building has been built along the Hanhikiventie road. The contractor for the work was Rakennusliike Sorvoja.
  • Concrete mixing plants
    Titan-2 has chosen Ruskon Betoni from Oulu to supply ready-mixed concrete for the site. Ruskon Betoni built two concrete mixing plants for the site in summer 2016.
  • Hanhikiventie road
    One of the first large contracts to be completed was the Hanhikiventie road, the four-kilometer route from main road 8 to the construction site. The contractor was Suomen Maastorakentajat. The road opened in autumn 2015.