TABLE-Belgian nuclear power reactor outages

Fri May 19, 2017 10:05pm GMT
 

 (Changes expected restart date for Tihange 1N under reactors out of service)
    May 19 (Reuters) - Belgium has seven nuclear power reactors with a combined capacity of almost 6
gigawatts, which are operated by Electrabel, part of France's Engie (formerly known as GDF Suez).
    Two of those reactors, Doel 1 and Doel 2, were scheduled to shut down at the end of this year but their
lifespan has been extended to 2025.
    Nuclear power plants regularly stop production for maintenance or to refuel. They cut capacity
gradually and it can take a few hours until output reaches zero. Unplanned outages can also occur when the
operator takes the reactor offline or it shuts itself down.
    
  Source: here
 REACTORS OUT OF SERVICE                                                         
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 REACTOR NAME           CAPACITY (MW)     OUTAGE START       EXPECTED RESTART    REASON
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
 Tihange 2              1,008             April 1, 2017      May 23, 2017        
 Tihange 1N +           481               Sept. 7, 2016      May 20, 2017        
 Tihange 1S             481               Sept. 7, 2016      May 19, 2017        
                                                                                 
 TOTAL OUTAGES          1970                                                     
                                                                                 
 REACTORS TO GO OUT OF SERVICE                                                   
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 REACTOR NAME           CAPACITY (MW)     OUTAGE START       EXPECTED RESTART    REASON
 Doel 2                 433               May 20, 2017       June 10, 2017       
 Doel 1                 433               June 17, 2017      July 8, 2017        
 Doel 3                 1,006             Sep. 23, 2017      Nov. 11, 2017       
 Tihange 1N             481               Oct. 28, 2017      Dec. 2, 2017        
 Tihange 1S             481               Oct. 28, 2017      Dec. 2, 2017        
 Tihange 3              1,038             March 31, 2018     May 5, 2018         
 Doel 2                 433               May 15, 2018       Sep. 8, 2018        
 Doel 1                 433               June 2, 2016       Sep. 1, 2018        
 Tihange 2              1,008             Aug. 18, 2018      Sep. 22, 2018       
 Doel 3                 1,006             Sep. 22, 2018      Oct. 20, 2018       
 Doel 4                 1,039             Nov. 3, 2018       Dec. 15, 2018       
 Tihange 1N             481               May 18, 2019       Sep. 14, 2019       
 Tihange 1S             481               May 18, 2019       Sep. 14, 2019       
 Doel 1                 433               June 8, 2019       Sep. 21, 2019       
 Doel 2                 433               June 15, 2019      Sep. 14, 2019       
 Doel 3                 1,006             Oct. 12, 2019      Nov. 23, 2019       
 Tihange 3              1,038             Oct. 12, 2019      Nov. 13, 2019       
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