Russia’s AEM Technology (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s engineering holding Atomenergomash) will manufacture essential process equipment for the reactor department of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP on Finland totalling more than €176.8m ($198m). The contract for supply of reactor equipment to the Hanhikivi plant was signed with Atomenergomash in December 2015. To fulfill obligations under this contract, Atomenergomash has engaged AEM-technology as the equipment manufacturer. The equipment will include the reactor pressure vessel and internals, four steam generators, pressuriser, bubbler, emergency core cooling system, main circulation pipeline, rack for fresh and used nuclear fuel, core catcher, personnel airlock and transportation airlock. Delivery is due by 2021.

Under the contract between Atomenergomash and AEM-technology, the unit price of a piece of equipment “can be confirmed by the parties both upwards and downwards by 4.5% based on actual data of the contract implementation, costs incurred and profitability”. The equipment for unit 1 of the Leningrad NPP Phase II is the reference for the Hanhikivi plant with respect to equipment, engineering requirements, seismic details, materials in use etc. AEM Technology has two production sites – Atommash in Volgodonsk and Petrozavodskmash in Karelia.