Kärnfull and Kind Atom join forces to accelerate nuclear new-builds
Kärnfull Next AB and Kind Atom Oy share a vision of fossil freedom and the associated need to help customers in accelerating nuclear new-build projects with the use of new SMR (small modular reactor) technology.
The two companies have therefore signed a Letter of Intent to form a strong pan-Nordic atomic alliance with cross-company collaboration and ownership.
30 June 2022
KNXT x Kind Atom
Sweden’s Kärnfull Next and Finland’s Kind Atom have diverse backgrounds and different expertise areas that complement their respective offerings. The two companies cover all aspects from project financing models and feasibility to full program execution and licensable technical solutions. Together with local partners and technology vendors, the companies can support all customers with nuclear new build.
”Together we share the commitment, the values and a strong drive to accelerate new projects”, says John Ahlberg, founder of Kärnfull Next. “We are constantly meeting new customers with a great demand for new carbon-free production. As multiple SMR projects now evolve, we wanted to boost our offer with a strong, experienced delivery expertise team. With Kind Atom we have secured the Nordic’s very best.”
“This is so much more than one plus one”, says Timo Okkonen, founder of Kind Atom and former COO of Fennovoima with a long nuclear career. “The project development and financing expertise of Kärnfull Next is driving the development close to customers’ decision makers. We come into the picture by planning and orchestrating the programs. We are excited as there are projects already under preparation.”
In a joint statement John and Timo add: “It’s all about making our world healthy and sustainable for the coming generations. This purpose makes us work hard for the benefit of our customers and societies in the Nordic market. Together, we are ready to take on any project development challenge whether related to electricity generation, district heating, hydrogen generation or other way of deploying the SMRs.”
About Kind Atom
Kind Atom Oy (“Kind Atom”) is a new Finnish company owned by the founders carrying extensive experiences from nuclear projects and operations (incl. Fennovoima, STUK, Fermi Energia). Kind Atom supports customers to lead their nuclear energy programs and projects and to manage related risks over the investment life cycle.
The associated advisory of Kind Atom is directed to the nuclear new-build programs where future projects and owners need to meet a multitude of expectations from shareholders, regulators, suppliers and many other stakeholders.
The core competence of Kind Atom is to plan and orchestrate complex programs by providing clarity and simplicity on what is truly crucial in different phases. This will enable organizations to remain sharp in the subject matter but also kind and responsive to other players’ needs, not to mention the primary purpose of protecting our planet.
The unique approach of Kind Atom advisors has been proven to lead to project acceleration by ensuring an intelligent customer and responsible owner’s organization for both the project deliveries and the production preparations.
Kind Atom founders: Timo Okkonen (top left), Janne Liuko, Sakari Kotola and Ville Välikangas
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