Finnish regulator undertakes remote assessment of Hanhikivi-1 project

30 April 2020

Scheduled inspection of RAOS Project, the supplier of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland, was undertaken by Finnish regulator STUK using Skype, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 28 April.

Due to the quarantine and travel restrictions in Finland and Russia, during 20-22 April, STUK's inspection of Hanhikivi-1 Supplier was conducted remotely. More than 30 specialists from RAOS Project's engineering, configuration, requirements management, quality management, licensing and project management departments were involved in the inspection.

STUK’s experts positively assessed the task management functionality on the corporate portal, noting the progress in the development of interface management and document management processes, and the well managed technical arrangements for remote inspection, Rosatom said.

During the inspection, three out of the existing five requirements were closed. RAOS Project will continue working on the two regulatory requirements remaining open.

Based on three days of discussions, STUK opened a new requirement related to the project management system. STUK stressed the need to address actively project management issues related to the next phase of the project – the construction phase.

STUK wants to assess project management organisation throughout the full life cycle of the nuclear power plant construction – including the 6-month transition period, construction and installation phase, and startup works.

The next STUK inspection of RAOS Project is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

RAOS Project Oy, a subsidiary of REIN JSC (part of Rosatom) is the general supplier of Hanhikivi-1. An Engineering-Procurement-Construction contract was signed for the project in December 2013 with Fennovoima Oy - the customer, owner and operator of the future nuclear plant. Under the agreement, Rosatom is to supply a licensed, functional and operational nuclear plant on a turnkey basis.


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