Russia expected to contend for Finnish nuclear project

The Russian firm Rosatom will likely make a bid to construct a nuclear power plant in northwest Finland, at Pyhäjoki, the Global Post reports.

The Finnish power group Fennovoima had previously only identified France’s AREVA and Japan’s Toshiba has contenders in the possible tender. Finland’s government has not yet decided to go ahead with the project.

The news comes via an unnamed source who reportedly gave the news to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, saying, “We want to build an NPP (nuclear power plant) there, if they announce a tender.”

A new nuclear plant at Pyhäjoki would add to Finland’s current two plants with four reactors, all along the Baltic Sea coast. The nuclear project is expected to be high on the agenda at a meeting later this week between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Finland’s Jyrki Katainen.

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