GDF Suez Plans Restart Of Doel-3 And Tihange-2

Posted by NucNet on 13 November 2014 in NucNet

Security & Safety

The Doel-3 and Tihange-2 reactor units in Belgium could restart “at the end of winter”, GDF Suez, owner of Electrabel which owns and operates the units, said today.

A spokesperson for Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) said “the statement by GDF Suez is a bit premature” because the agency is still waiting for Electrabel to submit a request for the restart, which must be approved by the agency. Fanc said it “will not be put under pressure” to make a quick decision.

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers): Panel Of Experts To Analyse Doel-3, Tihange-2 RPV Mechanical Tests (News in Brief No. 4, 30 October 2014)