Finland has one of the highest energy consumption rates per capita in Europe and teaming up with Russia to build a new reactor is the right choice if the country is to meet demand, Fennovoima project director Minna Forsström told NucNet.
“In the mid-term, in the coming decades, the oldest nuclear plants in Finland will be at the end of their lifetimes,” Ms Forsström said in an interview.
“We have many conventional power plants which will be closed down as well, so there will be demand for new electricity generation.”
Fennovoima has teamed up with Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom to build the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear reactor in northern Finland.
In the interview, Ms Forsström spoke about the reasons the company chose state-owned Rosatom and why the deal makes sense for Finland.