April 6, 2009 / 12:25 PM / in 9 years

Eskom says Koeberg's unit 2 at full output

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African power utility Eskom said on Monday the second unit at its Koeberg nuclear power station was running at normal capacity after it was restarted on Saturday following a shutdown.

“It is at full output now,” Eskom spokesman Fani Zulu told Reuters.

Zulu had said on Saturday the unit was running again and would reach full output within two days.

The unit had shut down automatically on April 2 after a technical fault.

Koeberg’s only other unit has been shut for scheduled maintenance since January and would reopen in May.

Each of the two units at Koeberg, Africa’s sole nuclear power generating facility, produces 900 MW.

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