Regional Resource Flows in Northern Ostrobothnia have been clarified - New information on the effects of the Hanhikivi 1 project

12.4.2018
The Northern Ostrobothnia resource flows were mapped using the resource flow model co-developed by Ramboll Finland and the Natural Resources Institute Finland. The research mapped out the resource flows in the region as well as their impact on production’s added value, employment and the environment. The study also aimed to indentify means to improve resource efficiency in the region.

The study includes two case studies of the impacts of the region’s ongoing energy projects on Northern Ostrobothnia’s resource flows. The subjects of the case studies were the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant and a wind power park with 10 wind turbines.

The results offered a comprehensive estimate of the Hanhikivi 1 project’s regional and national economic and employment impacts, as well as the nuclear power plant construction’s impacts on greenhouse gas emissions.

During the most intensive construction phase of the power plant, approximately 4,000 employees will be working at the site.Operational plant will employ 450–500 people.

The employment impact of the construction project increases to 17,400–26,000 man-years. One job at the construction site during the construction phase creates 5–5.5 new jobs outside the site. Respectively, one job at the operational power plant will create 5.2–6.2 new jobs outside the power plant.

During its lifetime, Hanhikivi 1 will benefit the Finnish national economy also through tax revenues, which will increase by approximately 420–630 million euros during the construction phase.  The taxes to be paid during the operational phase will amount to about 49 million euros annually, taking the multiplier effects into account.

You can find the study in its entirety on the webpage: https://www.pohjois-pohjanmaa.fi/pparvi