January 2023 Finland Project Management Roundup


Updates about Association of Project Professionals Finland;

PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant;

Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant; Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension;

Raide-Jokeri light rail project; Kruunusillat [Crown Bridges] projects



By Dr Jouko Vaskimo

International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor

Espoo, Finland


This roundup continues the coverage of Association of Project Professionals Finland, PMI Finland Chapter and some of the key projects currently going on in Finland.

Association of Project Professionals Finland

Association of Project Professionals Finland (APPF) is a not-for-profit organization, and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Member Association (MA) in Finland.

Founded in 1978, APPF promotes the interaction, project-oriented thinking, and exchange and development of practical and theoretical knowledge among project management professionals with over 4000 individual and 200 organizational members. APPF  organizes two annual conferences: Projektipäivät in late fall and 3PMO in early summer.

This year the 3PMO event took take place on 8.6.2022 in Tampere under the theme Agility climbs to the bridge. The Projektipäivät event took place on 25 … 26.10.2022 in Helsinki under the theme The place for growth.  Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en for general information on APPF, and to https://oppia.fi/events/projektipaivat22 for information on Projektipäivät.


PMI Finland Chapter is a not-for-profit organization providing project practitioners in Finland continuous learning, networking and community support. The Chapter was founded in 2005. Today, with more than 300 members, the chapter is increasingly recognized as a community where its members can enhance their project management and leadership skills, as well as network with other project management professionals.

PMI Finland Chapter hosts a number of events such as Breakfast Round Tables, regular meetings taking place once a month in Helsinki and occasionally also in other locations. The chapter members have the opportunity to attend events for free or with a discount and the chapter sends its members a regular newsletter with localized content on project management. Additionally, the Chapter supports its members in their professional development and training.

PMI Chapter Finland organizes an annual conference in the spring, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 event was cancelled. Please navigate to www.pmifinland.org for general information on the PMI Finland Chapter and its annual events.


The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium comprising Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, Finland, has been completed.

The unit was scheduled to commence commercial full-power operations in December 2022, however, the completed power plant has run into repeated problems with various technical systems. The latest problem appeared in late October, when testing had to be suspended due to problems with turbine plant water circulation pumps: Fractures were first found in the impeller of one pump, and when inspected more closely, similar fractures were discovered in all water circulation pumps. The impellers have now been replaced, and testing has resumed. Several key tests remain to be completed, and the unit will likely produce full power intermittently during testing. Regular commercial operations are not expected before March. During testing, 1300 GWh of electrical energy is expected to be produced.


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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2023). Finland Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue I, January. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/pmwj125-Jan2023-Vaskimo-Finland-Project-Management-Roundup-report.pdf

About the Author

Dr Jouko Vaskimo

Espoo, Finland


Jouko Vaskimo is an International Correspondent and Senior Contributing Editor for PM World in Finland. Jouko graduated M.Sc. (Tech.) from Helsinki University of Technology in 1992, and D.Sc. (Tech.) from Aalto University in 2016. He has held several project management related positions with increasing levels for responsibility. Jouko holds a number of professional certificates in the field of project management, such as the IPMA Level C (Project Manager), IPMA Level B (Senior Project Manager), PMP, PRINCE2 Foundation, and PRINCE2 Practitioner. Jouko is also a Certified Scrum Master and SAFe Agilist. Jouko is a member of the Project Management Association Finland, a founding member of PMI Finland Chapter, and the immediate past chairman of the Finnish IPMA Certification Body operating IPMA certification in Finland. Since October 2007, he has been heading the Finnish delegation to ISO/TC 258. Jouko resides in Espoo, Finland and can be best contacted at jouko.vaskimo@aalto.fi . For more information please navigate to www.linkedin.com/in/jouko-vaskimo-6285b51 .

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