Work to replace the combustion turbine engine at the Flamanville power plant (2.7 GW) will take at least six months, which could be extended depending on the availability of this equipment, say nuclear experts . “The combustion turbine engine requires complex work to be replaced (…). It will take between six months and a year to change it, “physicist Jean-Marie Brom, director of research at CNRS, told Montel. “A period of at least six months does not seem unreasonable. It is an operation which takes time and which could be extended if there were no engine in stock and depending on the checks requested by the Safety Authority (ASN) “, said Yves Marginac the independent energy expert and critic of the nuclear industry. On Tuesday, EDF announced that it had to change the engine of the combustion turbine (or gas turbine) at its Flamanville power plant, after having reported microcracks to ASN . The two site units are slated to restart on May 31 after eight and sixteen months of shutdown, respectively. EDF shut down its reactor 1 on September 18, while reactor 2 has been out of service since January 10, 2019, for work related to their decennial inspection.
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The restart of the two reactors at Flamanville (Manche) is once again postponed for several months, we learned from EDF while the nuclear power plant has accumulated setbacks. Reactor 2, which has been under maintenance since January 2019, and Reactor 1, shutdown in September due to corrosion problems, are unavailable until May 31, according to EDF.
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