Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 back in operation after general overhaul

16/04/2020
Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 back in operation after general overhaul
The outage was difficult due to coronavirus precaution measures. Another general overhaul will start in mid-May at Unit 4 in Bohunice NPP.

On 16 April 2020, Slovenské elektrárne finished the planned general overhaul of the Mochovce Power Plant Unit 1.

The general overhaul was demanding due to strict measures to protect personnel from coronavirus. Its scope was reduced in advance, after consulting the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic, only to the replacement of part of the fuel, necessary maintenance activities and investment projects to increase safety so that the safe and reliable operation of the unit during the next annual campaign is not affected.

Detailed information about the coronavirus precautions were described in this article.

Required leak pressure tests were also carried out in the nuclear island of the power plant before the unit was put back into operation.

The next nuclear unit overhaul will start in middle of May 2020 at the Bohunice Nuclear Power Plant Unit 4.