The Tihange 1 nuclear reactor, with a capacity of 962 MW, was shutdown on Tuesday for a period of seven months, as part of the plant’s annual overhaul, according to information from the operator Engie Electrabel. The review started on December 31 and ended on July 10. This period was chosen by Engie Electrabel to allow the reactor to supply electricity during the months of November and December and thus contribute to security of supply in Belgium. The seven Belgian nuclear power plants are subject, in accordance with the law, to scheduled maintenance every 12 or 18 months. In addition, Tihange 1, like Doel 1 and 2, is undergoing major work as part of the ten-year extension of its operation.
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