Overhaul of Mochovce nuclear power second unit completed in record time

Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) completed the latest extended overhaul of the second unit of the nuclear power plant Mochovce (EMO) in record time, the SITA newswire reported. "By phasing in the first turbogenerator, SE completed the planned extended overhaul of the second unit of the Mochovce nuclear power on November 14, an overhaul that lasted only 49.4 days. This extended overhaul was the shortest ever such overhaul carried out in a nuclear power plant in Slovakia," the spokeswoman for SE, Jana Burdova, told the SITA newswire.

Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) completed the latest extended overhaul of the second unit of the nuclear power plant Mochovce (EMO) in record time, the SITA newswire reported.

"By phasing in the first turbogenerator, SE completed the planned extended overhaul of the second unit of the Mochovce nuclear power on November 14, an overhaul that lasted only 49.4 days. This extended overhaul was the shortest ever such overhaul carried out in a nuclear power plant in Slovakia," the spokeswoman for SE, Jana Burdova, told the SITA newswire.

An extended overhaul is a planned activity that takes place in four-year cycles. About 1,500 people worked on the overhaul of the second unit. The first and second units of EMO have an installed capacity of 470 megawatts.

The first unit has supplied electricity to the grid since the summer of 1998 and the second unit since the end of 1999. Each unit in Mochovce annually produces about 3,000 gigawatt hours of electricity which covers nearly ten percent of electricity consumption in Slovakia.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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