28 Jul 2009 15:00

Leningrad NPP shuts down power unit for routine maintenance

ST. PETERSBURG. July 28 (Interfax) - The Leningrad nuclear power plant (LNPP, Leningrad region) has shut down its power unit N2 for current routine maintenance, the plant said in a statement.

Currently, the LNPP is running two power units, N1 and N2, their total nominal capacity is 1,960 megawatt.

It was reported earlier that the power unit N4 was shut down for an overhaul and modernization.

The LNPP is operating four power units, each having a 1,000-megawatt capacity with RBMK (light water graphite) reactors. LNPP is part of the Energoatom corporation.

In 2008 the plant increased its electricity output to 27.717 billion kilowatt-hours, which is 12.5% more than in 2007.

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