Local engagement

A large construction project such as Hanhikivi 1 sets requirements also for the surrounding municipalities. Fennovoima has sought to work closely with the public, private and third sector actors from the early stages of the project.

Cooperating with local business and public sector

Fennovoima has sought to work closely with the private and third sector actors from the early stages of the project. A significant form of cooperation has been participation in collaboration projects that focus on improving the capabilities of the local actors to prepare for the Hanhikivi 1 project. The main objective of these preparations is to maximize the positive impact of the Hanhikivi 1 project on the region, to increase the attractiveness of the region and creating prerequisites for capacity-building.

We encourage Finnish companies to take part in the Hanhikivi 1 project and provide related information through various events and forums that are organized in the plant site region or other parts of Finland. In addition, Pyhäjoki municipality, business associations and business development organizations provide information about the employment and contracting opportunities at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site. We also help the plant supplier RAOS Project and the main contractor Titan-2 to collaborate with Finnish companies.


Local companies have a major role

As the Hanhikivi 1 project has already been a boost for the local economy and employment in the surrounding areas, the effects on the economy and employment will increase significantly as the project proceeds. Local companies have a major role in providing support services to the plant site area. Later, when the amount of workers at the site increases, the need for e.g. local housing solutions, health care and other services will also grow significantly.


Collaboration projects

A significant form of cooperation has been participation in collaboration projects that focus on improving the capabilities of the local actors to prepare for the Hanhikivi 1 project.

Education – Ydinosaajat

We are participating in a higher education network called the Northern Finland Higher Education Cooperation Advisory Board, which gathers together 17 educational institutions, such as the University of Oulu and all the Northern Finland polytechnics, as well as some vocational colleges and providers of further education, from Kokkola, Kajaani and Rovaniemi.

The aim of the network is to strengthen the regional impact of higher education institutions through networking and cooperation. For us, it means more security in the supply of highly educated professionals from the region.

 

During autumn 2016, we organized, jointly with the Ydinosaajat advisory board, teacher training sessions and info sessions for students at the educational institutions of 9 different municipalities. Approximately 200 teachers and 500 students took part in the training and info sessions. 

Municipalities and the authorities – Hanhikivi connection project

The Hanhikivi connection project aims above all to improve the capabilities of the municipality to respond to the requirements that the increasing amount of foreign workers will bring, as well as to develop the public services.