The head of “Rosatom” Likhachev called the Finnish decision to terminate the contract for nuclear power plants strange.
MOSCOW, May 19 – RIA Novosti. Aleksey Likhachev, director general of the Rosatom state agency, called the Finnish decision to terminate the contract for the construction of the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant with the participation of Russia as “strange” and promised that the Russian side would deal with it.
“We received a really strange letter from the Finnish client that the project was closed,” said Likhachev, speaking at the Information society’s New Horizons training marathon on Thursday. “We’ll take care of it,” Likhachev promised.
The head of the state company noted that Rosatom did not officially leave this construction site.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the previous day that the Finnish decision to cease cooperation with Rosatom on nuclear power plant construction was politicized and that Helsinki was put under pressure from abroad.
Finnish design company Fennovoima has previously terminated the contract with Rosatom for the construction of the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant in Finland. The Hanhikivi-1 project led to the construction of a single-unit nuclear power plant based on a modern Russian-designed VVER-1200 generation 3+ reactor with a capacity of 1200 MW. Finnish design company Fennovoima Oy acted as the customer, owner and operator of the future nuclear power plant. The general supplier of Hanhikivi-1 NPP was Project RAOS (part of Rosatom). RAOS Project later said it found the termination of the contract unreasonable and required compensation.
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