Scheduled refuelling overhaul at Mochovce NPP Unit 1

23/03/2016
Scheduled refuelling overhaul at Mochovce NPP Unit 1
The overhaul will be the first within the 2016 plan of scheduled overhauls of nuclear power plants in Slovakia.

Slovenské elektrárne, an Enel Group Company, will start a general overhaul of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. The overhaul will be the first within the 2016 plan of scheduled overhauls of Slovenské elektrárne nuclear power plants.

Outages and repairs are standard parts of the life-cycle of every nuclear power plant and they are performed according to long-term scheduling process.

Completion of maintenance works and the partial refuelling of the reactor will be followed by a pressure strength test on the primary circuit and all steam generators to test tightness of the primary circuit and readiness for operation.

General overhaul at Unit 4 of Bohunice NPP and then at Unit 3 of the same plant will follow during the first half of the year. The 2016 plan of scheduled overhauls will end in autumn with the general overhaul of Mochovce NPP’s Unit 2.