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Vojtech Jansky

Vojtech Jansky works as a Project Manager in Fennovoima's Nuclear Island team. Before joining Fennovoima in 2017, Vojtech worked, e.g., as coordinator of installation works at Skoda JS on Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia.

Fennovoima prepares for construction of the nuclear power plant

The Hanhikivi 1 project parties must achieve readiness to begin construction well before the nuclear power plant construction license is granted to us so that the plant construction work can commence promptly.

Construction readiness consists of many different aspects that all need to be sufficiently developed before the nuclear power plant's construction can begin. We have been preparing for the construction phase in multiple ways already for years and now, as we approach it, we focus on it even more. Currently, there are a lot of interconnected activities related to construction readiness going on in Fennovoima.

The most critical matter to achieve is the power plant's technical design which must be mature enough to acquire the construction license and proceed with the actual construction. In addition to the basic design, detailed design must advance to a stage that allows starting the construction of the buildings.

We must also ensure that our management system and processes are up-to-date and implemented effectively. We are making great progress in this and our renewed management system implementation is ongoing.

One of the key requirements is our capabilities and processes to efficiently oversee and supervise the plant supplier and the complex supply chain. We are currently preparing our supervision model and will finalize and implement it in time.

Furthermore, even though the Hanhikivi 1 construction site is well developed, many activities, such as the excavation of the main pit, must proceed before the power plant's construction can begin. For that, again, we must achieve adequate design maturity.

We began our own construction readiness self-assessment based on IAEA guidelines in 2020 to ensure that we have considered every aspect sufficiently and from the right perspectives. Even though we identified some gaps in our processes and data management tools, it reassured us that our organization's competencies are at the right level and we are focusing on the right things.

In 2021, we will invite IAEA to perform a construction readiness review mission at Fennovoima. From the mission, we hope to get some recommendations to improve our readiness further.

All of us at Fennovoima contribute and add value to the company and the Hanhikivi 1 project. I am optimistic that we will be ready to proceed with constructing the power plant in a smooth and timely coordinated manner when we receive the construction license. We still have time to implement the required improvements, change our mindset, and get all project participants ready for the construction.

Vojtech Jansky
Project Manager
Nuclear Island Projects

Vojtech Jansky has a master's degree in mechanical engineering, and he works as a Project Manager in Fennovoima's Nuclear Island team. Before joining Fennovoima in 2017, Vojtech worked, e.g., as coordinator of installation works at Skoda JS on Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia. In his free time, Vojtech enjoys family-time, hiking in nature, and doing some endurance sports.

Projektipäällikkö Vojtech Jansky