00:23 GMT +322 November 2017
    An artist's concept of a Russian Rosatom's AES-2006 nuclear power plant at Hanhikivi

    Russia Transfers First $1Bln to Construct Nuclear Plant in Finland

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    The Russian National Wealth Fund made its first $1-billion transfer in March on the construction of Finland's Hanhikivi Nuclear Power Plant, the Russian Finance Ministry announced Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, the funds were placed in nuclear giant Atomenergoprom, a subsidiary of the Rosatom state corporation, in the amount of 57.5 million preferential shares valued at 1,000 rubles ($17.50) per share.

    Finnish nuclear company Fennovoima Ltd and Rusatom Overseas, another subsidiary of Rosatom, signed a contract in 2013 to construct a nuclear power plant in northern Finland.

    The facility is set to include a Russian-designed 1,200 megawatt pressurized water reactor.

    According to the companies' schedule, Hanhikivi 1 will begin producing electricity in 2024.


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