Nuclear facility projects
Nuclear facility projects osioetusivun yläteksti
An applicant for a construction licence for a new nuclear facility must first draw up an environmental impact assessment, EIA. After this, they can apply for a decision-in-principle according to the Nuclear Energy Act. Once this has been obtained from the Government, they can apply for a construction licence and, finally, an operating licence. The same licence process applies to a spent nuclear fuel final disposal facility.
STUK oversees the safety requirements of new plants. STUK prepares estimates and statements on the safety of projects at various stages of the plant licensing process.
In Finland a spent nuclear fuel disposal facility is being built at Olkiluoto.
VTT is about to start the decommissioning and dismantling of the first nuclear reactor in Finland, the FiR 1 research reactor in Otaniemi, Espoo. STUK will oversee radiation and nuclear safety also in the decommissioning phase.
Nuclear power plant projects
Finland's fifth nuclear power plant unit is Teollisuuden Voima Oyj's (TVO) Olkiluoto 3 in Olkiluoto, Eurajoki.
On 24 May 2022, Fennovoima Oy submitted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment a notification by which it cancels the construction licence application concerning the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant.
Decisions regarding nuclear facilities
STUK releases its main decisions regarding nuclear facilities. The decisions concern, for example, license matters related to nuclear facilities. In addition to the actual decision documents, STUK’s preparatory documents used as background for the decision are also published.