Hanhikivi nuclear power plant project
The Hanhikivi 1 project was a nuclear power plant commissioned by the Finnish energy company Fennovoima to be built on the Hanhikivi peninsula in the municipality of Pyhäjoki. If realised, Hanhikivi 1 would have been the sixth nuclear power plant unit in Finland. The Hanhikivi 1 project ended in spring 2022 when Fennovoima withdrew its application for a construction permit.
ennovoima Oy submitted an application for a decision in principle for a new nuclear power plant project to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in 2009. The project received a decision in principle in 2010 and was supplemented in 2014 before a construction licence for the nuclear power plant was applied for at Hanhikivi in Pyhäjoki. RAOS Project Oy, a subsidiary of the Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom, was selected as the plant's supplier and the reactor unit was planned to be Rosatom's 1200 MW AES-2006 pressurised water reactor. However, Fennovoima withdrew its application for a construction licence in spring 2022 and the application was closed.