The nuclear reactor Tihange 3, a power of 1,000 MW, will be unavailable until June 30, is it indicated on the site of transparency Engie, the parent company of Engie Electrabel, the company that operates the site. A review operation began on March 30 and was originally scheduled to end on May 15. Civil works are however necessary and will prolong the time of unavailability. The Tihange site has three nuclear reactors, which together represent 3,000 MW, or 25 to 30% of electricity consumption in Belgium, says Serge Dauby, spokesman for the plant near Huy. A rather long and planned revision had started at the end of March in the Tihange 3 reactor, which had since been shut down. This operation revealed the need for civil engineering work in a building outside the nuclear zone, which is only feasible if the reactor in question is not active.
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