On May 25 and 26, 2016, at the Northern Industry 2016 event which the major industrial exhibition in Finland, the brand of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP project was presented in Oulu for the first time. The new brand comprises several companies involved in the construction of the NPP in Pyhajoki, namely Fennovoima, ROSATOM and its subsidiaries JSC Rusatom Energy International, RAOS Project and JSC CONCERN TITAN-2.
A joint exhibition stand of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP project sparked great interest among the visitors. A new logo which is to be used in the future during construction and operation of the NPP was presented on the stand. 20 competitors including advertising agencies and independent designers took part in the competition for the best design of the logo. The advertising agency Tyomaa headed by the creative director Tomi Maki was the winner.
As part of the presentation on the stand, a film about the Hanhikivi-1 NPP project was shown to the visitors; in this film, experts in various spheres gave their assessment of the project and emphasized its economic and social importance . According to the specialists, construction of the NPP will be essential for the region. Construction of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP will provide tens of thousands of new jobs directly involved in building of the facility and in related industries.
Nuclear Engineering Specialist at Fennovoima Oy, Minttu Hietamaki said: "I believe Hanhikivi 1 stand was one of the main attractions at the Norhern Industry fair. The visitors were highly interested in the current status of works at Hanhikivi. It was good for us all to be there as a number of companies had the possibility to discuss the current and upcoming business opportunities with Fennovoima, Rosatom and Titan-2. Direct contact with the main suppliers is valuable for the potential sub-suppliers of the project. The Hanhikivi 1 brand was officially launched at the Northern Industry fair. With the brand we hope to deliver an important message to the people: we have a common goal and we can only succeed working together. Even if it is just a stand at the fair.
During the exhibition, business-to-business meetings between the participants of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP construction project and Finnish suppliers of products and services in nuclear industry took place. Finnish companies are invited to participate in construction and installation works, supply of various types of equipment, rendering engineering, consulting and maintenance services. Localization for Finnish and EU companies during the construction period will be about EUR 1.8-2.7 billion. Currently, almost 100 companies and about 200 people (on average) work on the construction site every day.
Outi Pelkonen, press secretary of RAOS Project Oy, said: "At the exhibition, RAOS Project, CONCERN TITAN-2, Rosatom and Fennovoima were presented on a joint stand. All companies form part of the team which implements the NPP construction project in Pyhajoki. The joint stand presented the project in general, while a new brand video shown on the stand demonstrated the scale of the project. The exhibition was rather eventful, and we established many new contacts with local companies. I hope that in the future, such events will be as successful as this exhibition.
Sergey Zaves, Deputy Executive Director for External Communications & PR of JSC CONCERN TITAN-2, the main subcontractor constructing the Hanhikivi-1 NPP, said: "Traditionally, TITAN-2 participates in events organized in Northern Ostrobothnia where our company implements the Hanhikivi-1 NPP construction project. Participating in such exhibitions, we support the development of the local business community and establish contacts with local suppliers. Such events provide great opportunities for potential business partners and allow close cooperaton with them, as well as clearly demonstrate the industrial potential of Northern Ostrobothnia and actively develop the economy of the region and of the entire country.
In December 2013 a contract for the construction of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP was signed by the Finnish company Fennovoima Oy and JSC Rusatom Energy International specializing in the management of Rosatom's foreign projects related to NPP construction and operation under the conditions of being a shareholder of project companies. In the spring of 2014 Rosatom acquired a 34% stake in Fennovoima. The design of the plant will be adapted to the Finnish national safety requirements. The company Fennovoima Oy submitted an application to get a license for NPP construction in June 2015. SInce 2015, RAOS Project Oy, the Finnish sundsidiary of JSC Rusatom Energy International, has been the general contractor in the project. The start of commercial operation of the single-unit Hanhikivi-1 NPP is scheduled for 2024.
Northern Industry 2016 event is the largest industrial exhibition in Finland comprises the key representatives of major industrial enterprises of Northern Finland. Mining, metals, wood processing companies and chemical pulp mills, as well as food companies and power industry enterprises participated in the exhibition.