To the chagrin of France and Japan, the Finns choose Russian technology

The Finnish company Fennovoima and Russian "Rusatom Overseas" signed an agreement on the preparation of a draft contract for the construction of a nuclear power plant "Hanhikivi-1", said the Finnish company.

It is expected that the contract for the construction of NPP "Hanhikivi-1" in Finland will be signed before the end of 2013. In addition, the parties are currently in talks to join "Rusatom Overseas" in the share capital of Fennovoima with a share of 34%, "- said in a statement, reports RIA" Novosti ".

According to the report, the Russian nuclear reactor with a capacity of 1,200 MW to the needs of shareholders Fennovoima. "In addition, the model of the project, as well as other aspects of the proposal" Rusatom Overseas "are suitable for a project of the Finnish company", — the report says.

Rosatom has been selected as one of the bidders for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Finland in April. The tender for the supply of nuclear reactors for medium power (1000-1300 MW) was also attended by Japan's Toshiba and France's Areva. Currently, however, the Finnish company focused on negotiating only with the "Rusatom Overseas."

The Finnish company is interested in the Russian water-reactor nuclear power plant capacity of 1,200 MW in 2006. In the event that this reactor will win the tender, it will be upgraded to full compliance with the latest safety requirements Finland. At the moment, Rosatom has 19 orders for the installation of such reactors abroad. In addition to that he is building eight reactors in Russia. Rosatom project complies with the IAEA and the EUR, and for licensing purposes it will be adapted to the Finnish national security requirements.

In Finland, for decades operated without accident two VVER-440 nuclear power plant "Loviisa". Direct talks between Fennovoima and "Rusatom Overseas" began in April 2013. CJSC "Rusatom Overseas" — the company Rosatom, created with the aim of promoting technology the Russian nuclear industry in the global market.

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