Belgium’s Engie Electrabel (ENGIE.PA) has extended the outage at its Doel 1 nuclear reactor to March 15 for repairs on a water leak, the company said on Tuesday. Reactors Doel 1 and 2 near Antwerp were scheduled to halt production in 2015 but the Belgian government subsequently extended their lives by 10 years. Both reactors have been offline since April after a leak in Doel 1’s water cooling system was discovered. Doel 2 will be offline until Jan. 28, with technicians now checking the systems and equipment, Engie Electrabel said. Last month it said Doel 1 would be off the grid until Jan. 31 and that Doel 2 would restart on Dec. 31.
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