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Matous Zivotek

Our Balance of Plant Manager Matous Zivotek’s article gives an insight into supply chain readiness in the Hanhikivi 1 project.

Hanhikivi 1 project will achieve supply chain readiness in time

We are on a solid track to achieving construction readiness in the supply chain this year. Companies working in the Hanhikivi 1 project area form a sound basis for starting construction.

In the Hanhikivi 1 project, the readiness of the supply chain is twofold. On the one hand, it includes the readiness to acquire equipment and, on the other hand, the readiness to start construction. Overall, the supply chain comprises several thousand companies.

Supply chain readiness for construction and equipment procurement are being prepared side by side. We have developed our procedures and prepared a plan for managing the enormous number of companies and suppliers in the supply chain at all levels. The primary responsibility for supply chain management lies with the plant supplier RAOS Project. Still, we at Fennovoima must also have good visibility throughout the supply chain to the last person and product or even a part of the product.

Construction readiness must be achieved in the supply chain first during this year. Companies working in the Hanhikivi 1 project area form a sound basis for starting construction. All companies already operating in the area are audited and approved and have the capability to deliver services to the project. The construction supply chain already includes several hundred companies.

In terms of equipment manufacturing, the supply chain has a little more time to prepare. For my part, I am responsible for the technical specifications of the standard non-long-lead item equipment on which the technical procurement is based. I think RAOS Project and we are a little ahead of schedule for this equipment, so I believe RAOS Project will be ready to purchase and deliver the equipment in time.

The Hanhikivi 1 project is highly complex. That is why we must have a good plan for how we proceed. However, a strategy is never complete and all-encompassing. Therefore, we will complete and continuously improve our plan as we gain experience. I am sure that both the power plant construction and equipment manufacturing supply chains will meet the requirements and achieve readiness to proceed at full power.

As the work is proceeding well, people in our team feel confident. We have identified supply chain risks and bottlenecks, and, most importantly, we also know how to address them. We are excited about getting to the construction period to see the results of our work in practice.

Matous Zivotek
Balance of Plant Manager

Matous Zivotek has been working in Fennovoima since 2019 as the Balance of Plant Manager. At Fennovoima, Matous appreciates the excellent spirit in their team, of which half is located in Helsinki and the other half in Pyhäjoki. Before joining the company, Matous worked as a Deputy Director at the Titan-2 branch in Finland. He has a master’s degree in chemical technology from the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic. Besides being devoted to the Hanhikivi 1 project, Matous is a football enthusiast and a caring father.

Matous Zivotek Balance of Plant Manager