Fennovoima has today on 1st July sent a bid invitation to Areva and Toshiba for the construction of a new nuclear power plant. The bids are requested for the delivery and construction of reactor and turbine islands. Fennovoima will decide the final model of delivery during the contract negotiations that will be carried out based on the delivered bids.
The bid invitation does not include infrastructure works that are performed during the first years of the construction phase and preparatory works including i.a. earthmoving, excavations and water construction. Excluded from the bid invitation are also for example the construction of visitor center and residential area for some 1000 employees.
Fennovoima chose Areva and Toshiba as plant supplier alternatives in 2008 and since then, technical development work has been done with both companies as well as with alternative turbine suppliers Alstom and Siemens.
Far progressed technical development already before the selection of the main supplier supports a smooth nuclear power plant project execution and ensures the nuclear power plant is safe in operation. The plant supplier and the model of delivery will be decided in 2012-2013.
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