Oper ational enviro nment 18 Oper ational enviro nment The economic effects of the Fennovoima nuclear power plant project will be evident all over Finland. The focus of this guide is to describe the operational environment supporting the power plant project operations. The area is a 200 km-long coastal region from Oulu to Kokkola. The site of the nuclear power plant, Hanhikivi and the municipality of Pyhäjoki, are located in the middle of this region. The region has over 440,000 inhabitants, 64 percent are of working age (15–64 years old). Around 10,000 people have an immigrant background. The largest individual immigrant groups are Russian, Estonian and Swedish. The location of the site is easy to reach. There are five international ports and two international airports. The Finnish main railway network crosses the area from north to south. Muhos Tyrnävä Lumijoki Hailuoto Siikajoki Merijärvi Pyhäjoki us Bothnian Bay Kruunupyy Luoto Pedersöre Ii Liminka 4 88 86 Kuusamo Kajaani Kajaani Iisalmi Jyväsk Seinäjoki Rovaniem Vaasa Pulkkila Vihanti Sievi Kaustinen Tohol i Perho Veteli Uusikaarlepyy Lestijärvi Halsua Hanhikivi E8 E8 E75 E75 Oulu Raahe Kokkola Pietarsaari Oulainen Ylivieska Kalajoki Kempele 8 4 28 0 25 50 75 km 28 Alavieska 27 27 Kann amp Map 1:1 million © NLS 2013 COUNCIL OF OULU REGION 2013 Over 65 years 16 % Age structure of the area’s population in 2012 Statistics Finland 2013 0–14 years 20 % 15–64 years 64 % Closer information by economic region on pages 28–54.
Hanhikivi Guide 2015
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