On 27 August 2018 Dungeness B shut down Reactor 22 for its planned statutory outage. On 23 September 2018 Reactor 21 was also shut down for the planned double reactor outage. This has been one of the station’s busiest periods of maintenance for many years, with employees and specialist contractors carrying out a huge amount of technical tasks. The work has included a significant programme of main steam pipework inspections and defect removal. This has run in parallel to a programme of enhanced inspection and remediation of back-up systems susceptible to the effects of environmental corrosion. Over the past 14 months we have spent over £64 million on our programmes and throughout this process we have worked closely with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).Work is now nearing completion and our latest forecasting gives us return to service dates of 20 and 31 January 2020.
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