Updates on Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant; Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant; Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension; Raide-Jokeri light rail transit project
By Dr Jouko Vaskimo
International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor
This roundup continues the coverage of Project Management Association Finland, PMI Finland Chapter, and the key projects currently going on in Finland.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION FINLAND
Project Management Association Finland (PMAF), Projektiyhdistys ry in Finnish, is a not-for-profit organization, and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Member Association (MA) in Finland. Founded in 1978, PMAF promotes the interaction, project-oriented thinking, and exchange and development of practical and theoretical knowledge among project management professionals with over 4000 members.
PMAF promotes the development and dissemination of project and project management knowledge. PMAF members are able to enjoy information sharing, workgroups, development projects, project management forums, conferences and certification services PMAF provides. PMAF organizes two annual conferences: Project days (Projektipäivät in Finnish) in early November, and 3PMO in early June. 3PMO 2017 focuses on Project, Program and Portfolio management offices, and takes place at Tampere on June 6th 2017. Please navigate to http://www.3pmo.fi/ , http://www.projektipaivat.fi/ and www.pry.fi/en for further information on PMAF and its main events.
PMI FINLAND CHAPTER
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 400 members, the chapter is increasingly recognized as place 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 has an annual tradition of organizing a conference in spring. In 2017 the conference will take place on May 10th, in Helsinki, with the overarching theme “Change”. Wärtsilä CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola, Kaidi CEO Mr Carl Haglund and IIL Senior Consultant & Coach Mrs Jane Morgan will be presenting at the event at HTC Helsinki. Please navigate to http://www.conference.pmifinland.org/ for further information on the PMI Finland Chapter annual conference, and to http://www.pmifinland.org/ for further information on PMI Finland Chapter.
The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium of Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, is currently proceeding through the final stages of construction by Areva. The third nuclear power unit to be constructed at Olkiluoto is expected to provide full power in commercial power production in late 2018 if the remaining project goes as expected. Pre-production water trials are expected to start in April 2017; nuclear fuel is expected to be delivered to the plant in September 2017; the first fuel charge is expected to be loaded in the reactor in January 2018; the start-up is expected to be initiated in June 2018; the plant will commence commercial power generation in December 2018.
The Olkiluoto 3 project has suffered from a number of challenges throughout the lifecycle. An international court of arbitration settling Areva and TVO differences has published the final verdict on the differences between Areva and TVO. The project is currently nine years delayed from the original time schedule.
About the Author
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.
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