Unit 1 of the Cernavoda NPP was reconnected to the Energy System on Tuesday evening at 21:31, after the completion of the remediation work, informs Nuclearelectrica.
Unit 1 was stopped on the morning of September 18 in order to carry out repair works of some leaks (minor leakage of cooling agent) from the primary system of heat transfer of the reactor of Unit 1, according to Agerpres.
“According to the specific procedures of Cernavoda NPP, remediation work can only be carried out with the Unit in the off state. The controlled shutdown did not have an impact on nuclear safety, personnel, population and the environment, the remediation work being carried out in accordance with the procedures applicable in such situations,” says Nuclearelectrica.
Nuclearelectrica operates the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, where two CANDU 6 type reactors generate a total power of 1,400 MW. They provide about 20% of the national electricity production.