Project & Construction Site

Sustainable architecture on Hanhikivi peninsula

The Hanhikivi 1 construction project has taken yet another step forwards. Fennovoima will construct an administration building and a plant office in Hanhikivi peninsula. The buildings are designed by Virkkunen & Co Architects Ltd. The construction work is...

Project & Construction Site

We can achieve good results together

Finland needs more emission-free electricity. According the shareholders of Voimaosakeyhtiö SF, a main owner of Fennovoima, that is why Hanhikivi 1 project is so important for both its owners and for Finland. Fennonen interviewed three shareholders as...

Nuclear Power & Climate Change

Where is the European Energy Revolution?

Europe is the birth-place of the energy revolution. Except that so far, the revolution has mainly taken place in media headlines and political speeches.

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Ylivieska has a positive problem

When Maria Sorvisto left Ylivieska 15 years ago to study law, there were a little over 13,000 residents in the municipality. When she moved back with her family and started her work as the mayor late this summer, there were already more than 15,000...

Project & Construction Site

Project & Construction Site

Like a big village party

The attendance record was broken yet again at the fourth Hanhikivi 1 project open house event. On a Saturday in September, 3,400 people visited the construction site.

Project & Construction Site

New study on positive effects of the large-scale project

The Hanhikivi 1 project will influence the Oulu region and the whole of Finland in a myriad of ways during its lifecycle, according to a study commissioned by the Council of Oulu Region and Raahe District Business Services.

Project & Construction Site

Certifiably high-quality operations

Fennovoima’s entire management system has been certified. Major development efforts were needed before the management, environmental, and occupational health and safety system certificates were obtained. The work was completed this year with the...

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Out at sea despite the weather

The Raahe Maritime Rescue Association assists the maritime rescue operations of the Finnish Border Guard and also actively works with young people.

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

From refugee to restaurant owner

The café-restaurant Rahlan celebrated its first year of operation in early summer. The workers at the Hanhikivi peninsula and local residents have already found their way to the restaurant.

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Building the entire municipality

Currently, brisk construction activity can be seen everywhere in Pyhäjoki. The retail sector is making investments, and the municipality is improving roads and upgrading hiking trails. The municipality of Pyhäjoki is preparing for a considerable increase...

Nuclear Power & Climate Change

Nuclear Power & Climate Change

Key part of the climate package

Nuclear power is integral in the fight against climate change, where each step to the right direction is necessary.

Nuclear Power & Climate Change

The world urgently needs new nuclear power plants

According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), a quarter of the world’s electricity needs to be produced by means of nuclear power in 30 years. The additional new nuclear power capacity required to accomplish this would be up to 1,000 gigawatts.

Nuclear Power & Climate Change

Why do we need different sources of electricity?

The demand for electricity varies widely at different times of the day and from one season to the next. It makes sense to use nuclear power to produce base load power that satisfies a steady basic demand. Load-following flexibly adjusts the supply to...

Nuclear Power & Climate Change

Will we run out of Uranium?

To mitigate climate change in a meaningful way, we would need to at least double the current nuclear power capacity in electricity production by 2050. In addition, we would need to decarbonize much of the heat and industrial process heat sectors, where...

Fenno People

Fenno People

The usual story?

Fennonen has been renewed. Heidi Laikari, editor-in-chief, tells about the online magazine reform in her blog.

Fenno People

Maira Kettunen moves on after ten years at Fennovoima

After ten years at Fennovoima, Communications Director Maira Kettunen, has decided to move on to new challenges. She will leave the company at the end of September. It’s too early to talk about the next step in her career.

Fenno People

Engineer’s dream job

Fennovoima’s Nuclear Safety Director Janne Liuko talks about his passion for VVER technology, his career path and his support of nuclear power.

Fenno People

Welcome to a new era!

The Hanhikivi 1 construction site is attracting new people to Pyhäjoki and its neighboring municipalities. Inkeri Kerola writes a blog about how the region is preparing for the new residents.