29 Feb 2024 18:24

Energoatom intends to reduce maintenance times for Ukrainian NPPs in 2024

MOSCOW. Feb 29 (Interfax) - Energoatom, operator of Ukraine's nuclear power plants, plans to reduce the period of scheduled preventive maintenance at its nuclear power plant units in 2024, Ukrainian media reported, citing the company's press service.

The press statement said that, in 2022, the duration of maintenance was 634 days, in 2023, it was 618 days, and the plan for 2024 is 612 days.

Energoatom also said that last year, work was done to extend the design life of the first unit of the South Ukrainian NPP. Previously, this process required the unit to be out of commission for at least 100 days, but the company's specialists were able to complete the necessary work without a long shutdown.

"(...) we reduced the required time and benefited: we saved the unit's power generation capability, provided the country with electricity, and were also able to get a positive decision to continue the operation of the unit for 10 years," Head of Energoatom, Petr Kotin, said.

Energoatom manages the operation of the Rivne (four units with a total capacity of 2.835 GW), Khmelnitsky (two units with a total capacity of 2 GW) and South Ukrainian (three units of 1 GW each) nuclear power plants located on territory of Ukraine controlled by Kiev.