Strong first year for Posiva Solutions
Posiva Solutions Oy, offering expertise on the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel, has exceeded expectations in its first year in business, and the future growth outlook is good. The success of Posiva Oy’s subsidiary is underpinned by more than 40 years of research and development in the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
”Posiva was the first in the world to receive the licence for the final disposal site and to begin its construction. Consequently, we have a lot of expertise and understanding, which is in demand from other final disposal organisations,” says Mika Pohjonen from Posiva Solutions Oy.
Posiva Solutions focuses on the sales and consultation of the know-how accumulated from Posiva’s design and research and development activities in the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel. The subsidiary also offers clients tailored expert services on final disposal, including access to its wide subcontractor and cooperation network.
Well received abroad
So far some ten projects have been signed around the world and services have been sold among others to the Czech Republic, China, Canada, and within Finland. Posiva’s know-how and experience in advancing final disposal projects have also raised the interest of the international media; among others The Wall Street Journal, Wired and The Economist have reported on the progress of the Posiva project.
In Finland, Posiva works as an expert and consultant for the Fennovoima project, which is prospecting potential sites for final disposal in Pyhäjoki and Eurajoki. Posiva Solutions employs consulting services from Posiva and TVO but also from consulting companies and research institutions that work as subcontractors for Posiva. During the first year, 60-70 experts have worked in various tasks.
”Personnel in Posiva and TVO have shown a positive attitude towards this new type of business activity,” Pohjonen praises.
”Extraordinarily competent experts are working with the final disposal project and Posiva Solutions tries to offer them possibilities to take part in new, varying, and even professionally challenging projects. I am truly impressed by the fact that already around 40 percent of Posiva’s employees have taken part in Posiva Solutions projects during this first year.”
Photo: J-P Paajanen