Fennovoima said that under the contract, Framatome will supply the safety automation systems and Siemens will be the operational I&C systems supplier.
The Finnish company said it was involved in the negotiations between the main contractor Titan-2 of Russia and the Framatome-Siemens consortium because it aimed to ensure the Hanhikivi I&C systems will be supplied by “one of the most recognised companies in the field”.
In June 2017, Fennovima announced the UK-based Rolls-Royce and France-based Schneider Electric had been chosen as the preferred main automation systems suppliers for Hanhikivi-1. However, the company said at the time that the final contract was subject to negotiations.
Hanhikivi-1 will be a Russia-procured 1,200-MW VVER pressurised water reactor. The reference plant for the unit is Leningrad 2 near St Petersburg in Russia.
According to Fennovoima’s website, the total investment cost for Hanhikivi-1 will be between €6.5 and €7bn, which includes initial plant costs, financing and waste management.
Timo Okkonen, chief operating officer at Fennovoima, said the company’s goal is to secure a construction licence from Finnish authorities in 2021.
According to the latest schedule, Fennovima expects Hanhikivi-1 to be ready for startup in 2028.