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Czech markets  |  October 10, 2010 11:13:46

The outage began a long Dukovany fourth block


Dukovany (MEDIAFAX) - The Dukovany Nuclear Power outage began extremely long fourth block, which passes through an extensive modernization. Agency unless otherwise indicated on Sunday spokesman Petr Spilka power.

Workers block a planned disconnect power from the power grid during the night from Saturday to Sunday, will shut down the entire 85 days, up to 2 January 2011. "The fourth block waiting for the usual exchange of fifth nuclear fuel, inspection of pressure vessels and investments increase output block of around 460 megawatts to 500 megawatts," said Spilka.

Power 500 megawatts reached the third block, all blocks would have to be given this value over the next two years. Given that any two blocks have certain common facilities, 30 power plant shut down in October and the third block. "This block will be disconnected from the power grid for 25 days, the shutdown should end at the end of November," said Spilka.

Dukovany power plant this year celebrated its 25th anniversary. For a quarter century of operation has produced the most electricity of all plants in the Czech Republic. There are four reactor blocks, the annual production of about 14 billion kilowatt hours of power. Build in Dukovany began back in 1978, the first nuclear unit was launched in 1985. The other two power blocks launched a year later. Finally, the fourth block was launched in July 1987, the plant reached a maximum power of 1760 MW.With the gradual modernization of the power plant would be able by 2013 output of 2000 MW.

Libor Popel,

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