The Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant will shut down for several days for the first time since it went live.
All four reactors at the power plant will remain shut down for several days, according to an operator statement shared by the Grand Duchy Fire Rescue Team (CGDIS) with the Luxembourg people through a press release.
Units 3 and 4 “have been evaluated by experts for the piping part of the auxiliary circuit of the main primary circuit.” Unit 1 has been closed since June 10 due to refueling and approximately 12,000 maintenance operations.
On Saturday, it was announced that the remaining Unit 2 would be shut down from the night of June 24th to 25th. “This short shutdown allows the team to work with the ventilation system of the reactor building at an inadequate flow rate. This is a precautionary shutdown and the reactor safety system is fully available. It’s working properly, “reads the contact from operator EDF-CNPE. Kattunom.
EDF emphasized that this would not lead to a power shortage in France, as 29 of the 56 reactors on the French network are currently in full operation.