Purpose of FinNuclear Association
Founded by industrial organisations, FinNuclear Association’s purpose is to promote Finnish companies’ general preconditions, cooperation, competences, international profile in manufacturing, construction and service activities in the nuclear energy field.
FinNuclear Association’s field covers the whole lifecycle of nuclear power plants and associated plants, including design, licensing, construction, operation, maintenance, modernisation, fuel cycle, waste management and decommissioning as well as related research activities. Association’s activities support the safe use of nuclear energy by ensuring the availability of equipment and services, based on Finnish competence during the entire lifecycle of nuclear power plants.
Nuclear energy is the largest single source of energy for electricity production in Finland. The sustaining principle in Finnish nuclear legislation is that the
use of nuclear energy has to be in accordance with Finnish society’s overall interest that emphasises the significance of domestic deliveries for the existing and new nuclear power plants. The future nuclear projects are seen as remarkable opportunities to expand the Finnish industrial competences in the nuclear field in addition to numerous companies already possessing nuclear expertise.
Background and organisation
FinNuclear activities started as a part of national Centre of Expertise Programme in 2007 with a cooperation of five Finnish organisations working in the nuclear field. The starting point was to make better use of Finnish competences nationally and internationally in nuclear energy projects. In order to strengthen the juridical basis, FinNuclear activities were organized into a registered association in spring 2011. FinNuclear-unit of Prizztech Ltd. was responsible for practical implementation of activities at the beginning, but later developed into an independent spin-off company to act as the operational unit of FinNuclear Association.
FinNuclear Association’s activities are directed and supervised by the annually appointed Board that consists mainly of representatives from member organisations.
FinNuclear Association’s activities
More information about FinNuclear's activities from here: http://english.finnuclear.fi/activities