Today, ČEZ filed for permission with the State Office for Nuclear Safety to build new nuclear power blocks at Dukovany. This concluded its five-year preparations, being now ready for the licensing process in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act.
At the weekend, Unit 2 of Temelín NPP started to produce electricity again. It has been shut down for refueling of from June 21. The outage lasted 50 days and, during it, the technicians replaced a quarter of the fuel, checked the safety systems and mastered over sixty various modernizations. The overall outage schedule included over 13 thousand activities. In the first halve of the week the Unit will achieve the full power. The Temelín's Unit 2 outage will be closely followed by Dukovany NPP Unit 1 outage. It starts on Friday, August 16.
Yesterday afternoon, Dukovany technicians brought special equipment from their colleagues from Temelín. Its task will be to perform complete diagnostics of a minor leak on one of the steam generators at the second production unit. Thanks to its unique properties, the device is able to provide a detailed status of the monitored material. The experts will then use the information to prepare the follow-up work. The checks will be extremely detailed and will take several days. As a result, the start-up of the unit will be postponed probably to the beginning of September. But all will very much depend on the positive results of the repair.
Today At 3:04 p.m., Unit 1 of Temelín started to generate electricity again. The unit was as planned shut down for planned refueling since March 1. The shutdown lasted for 59 days and the power plant replaced, for example, almost one third of the fuel, checked the safety systems and carried out dozens of upgrades during this period. All in all, the outage schedule included almost 15,000 activities. Before achieving full power, the plant's technicians have to perform tests at 80 per cent of rated reactor power.
Refueling will start at Temelín. Six fuel assemblies made by Westinghouse Electric Sweden will be tested
Temelín's technicians will load exactly 163 fuel assemblies into the reactor of the shutdown Unit 1. This will include six test fuel assemblies of Westinghouse Electric Sweden. The power plant is going to test them in the upcoming years.
On Friday evening, ČEZ shuts down Temelín's Unit 2 as scheduled. The reasons are the equipment inspections and refueling
Refueling, checks of the turbine and of the safety systems and the reconstruction of the circulation cooling water piping. These are only examples of the most important works to be done during the Unit 1 outage. Overall, the technicians plan to do over ten thousand actions and, above all, they want to do it within two months.
On Saturday at 20:15 o'clock, the Unit 2 of Temelín NPP restored the electricity production. Its turbine generator was disconnected from the transmission network for two days during which the plant's technicians worked on the condenser in the non-nuclear part of the plant. Currently, the Unit's output is at full power level.
Today at 1:18 am, the Unit 2 of Temelín NPP started to produce electricity. It was shutdown for refueling from the beginning of June 29. The outage lasted 61 days and the power plant technicians replaced during it one third of fuel, checked safety systems and made several tens of modernizations. Altogether, the outage schedule comprised over 13 thousand activities. Prior to achieving full power, the power plant technicians are about to test the Unit at 80 percent of the reactor rated power.
On Friday evening, ČEZ shuts down Temelín's Unit 2 as scheduled. The reasons are the equipment inspections and refuelling
Refuelling, checks of the turbine and of the safety systems and the reconstruction of the circulation cooling water piping. These are only examples of the most important works to be done during the Unit 2 outage. Overall, the technicians plan to do over ten thousand actions and, above all, they want to do it within two months.
Preparations for connecting the Production Unit 4 back to distribution grid are under way at NPP Dukovany. The unit has been temporarily shut down seven days ago due to pipe inspections in the secondary circuit of the steam generator. The same controls will be also carried out on Units 3 and 1. The fourth unit will begin producing electricity during the weekend.