SN Nuclearelectrica SA (“SNN”) announces that the works related to the planned outage of Cernavodă NPP Unit 1 were completed in June 4th 2018, and the reconnection to the National Power Grid took place on the same day at 05:02 hours.
“Unit 1 entered the planned outage program in order to perform scheduled maintenance works, which are performed once every two years for each unit. During the planned outage, over 10.500 activities were performed from the following programs: the preventive and corrective maintenance program, the inspections program, the mandatory testing program during planned outages, as per the requirements of the National Commission for the Control of Nuclear Activities, which ca be performed with the power plant in shutdown mode, the design modification implementation program for certain systems/equipment/components”, informed the company.
All the works related to the planned outage were performed under nuclear safety conditions for the personnel of the power plant, the public and the environment, as per the procedures used at Cernavodă NPP.
The two nuclear units in Cernavodă provide almost 20% of the country’s total electricity production and all periods of shutdown of a reactor have a considerable impact on the electricity market.