2 Apr 2024 17:02

Ukraine's Khmelnitsky NPP power unit brought to peak capacity after repairs

MOSCOW. April 2 (Interfax) - One of the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)'s power units has been brought to the maximum possible capacity upon completion of its restoration repairs, Ukrainian media reported, citing Energoatom as saying on social media on Tuesday.

"I thank Energoatom specialists who were able to promptly and qualitatively bring the unit back to normal operation, by two weeks cutting the period of restoration repair," Energoatom CEO Pyotr Kotin said.

As reported, Energoatom has launched a repair campaign since March 8 and placed one of the NPP units under repair. Prior to that, it has operated all available nine units of the NPP.

After that, on March 14, Khmelnitsky NPP Unit No. 2 was disconnected from the grid due to deviations in the operation of the turbine generator, and Energoatom began to operate seven NPP units, all at rated capacity. The total capacity of the NPP stood at 5,900 MW.