Fennovoima received bids for nuclear power plant from Areva and Toshiba

Fennovoima has today received the commercial bids for its nuclear power plant Hanhikivi 1 (HA1) which is planned for construction in the Pyhäjoki municipality in Northern Finland.

Technical bids arrived already earlier in January and their evaluation is underway. The scope of the bids covers the engineering, supply and construction of the nuclear and turbine islands.

Fennovoima’s alternative suppliers are the French company Areva and Japanese company Toshiba. Fennovoima selected Areva and Toshiba as its plant supplier candidates back in 2008. Since then, technical development work has been carried out with both suppliers.

The plant supplier will be selected during 2012-2013.

The scope of the bids received today does not include preparatory infrastructure works like earthmoving, excavation and off-shore construction that are carried out before the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant construction begins. Fennovoima will be responsible for the works not included in the scope of the bids.

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