EDF Energy has extended an outage at its Hunterston B-7 reactor to Jan. 15, 2020, it said on its website. The reactor in Scotland was previously scheduled to come back online on Oct. 1. It has been offline since last year after routine inspections found cracks in its graphite core and the restart has been delayed several times since.
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After discussions with ONR we have agreed that some additional technical analysis will be completed to support the Reactor 3 safety case assessment; it is estimated that this additional work will be completed over the next six weeks. Through our interactions with ONR, the steps required to complete the assessment of the Reactor 3 case have become much clearer, this has allowed the additional work and the assessment timescales to be better estimated. Energy market rules require us to provide our most likely view of return to service dates. Consequently we have adjusted the return to service forecast date for Hunterston B Reactor 3 to the 15 January 2020.
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