Implementation quality and supply chain performance are the key factors during the construction phase of the nuclear power plant.
By high-quality implementation of the nuclear power plant, we mean that the plant is safe, complies with Finnish legislation, regulations and the plant supply contract and produces the agreed volume of electricity.
Supply chain readiness is one of the key factors in ensuring high-quality construction of the plant. In terms of readiness, the competence, performance, resource and quality management of both the plant supplier RAOS Project and the subcontractors involved in the construction and manufacture of plant components are examined. They must all have a good understanding of the nuclear power plant’s availability requirements and the Finnish quality requirements and procedures.
The most important aspect of a nuclear power project’s supply chain management is ensuring safety. Deliveries that are important for nuclear safety are subject to a higher number of requirements that are also stricter than the requirements set for deliveries which have no nuclear safety significance. We audit all subcontractors of the Hanhikivi 1 project that are significant to nuclear safety. We also participate as an observer in nearly all of the audits performed by the plant supplier on its subcontractors.
In addition to safety requirements, we ensure that the companies in the supply chain meet their social obligations and are committed to complying with Fennovoima's Code of Conduct or another similar generally recognized ethical code. We examine the backgrounds and the business of our subcontractors and other partners before starting cooperation.
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According to our Quality Control Inspection Manager Julien Henry, quality inspections of the first permanent structures of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant are proceeding fluently.
The Hanhikivi 1 project is preparing for the construction phase of the nuclear power plant and planning related measures. Also, preparatory work to develop supply chain monitoring and quality control are progressing.
Marko Juola explains how the Finnish nuclear power industry is renewing the qualification procedures in cooperation.
Our I&C manager Karl-Heinz Wiening talks about the Instrumentation and Control system design of the Hanhikivi 1 plant.
José Martins leads Fennovoima’s nine-person inspections unit. It is their task to verify that the concrete physical products or structures of the Hanhikivi 1 project meet the requirements set for them.
Performance, high-quality quality management and an understanding of Finnish requirements are required of both the plant supplier and its entire subcontracting chain.