Point B nuclear plant near Burnham set to restart this month
Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea will restart power generation
on April 18th following a ten-week maintenance shutdown.
plant, which was taken
offline on January 23rd, will be reconnected to the National
Grid late on April 18th, its operator EDF Energy said this week.
energy firm said the reactor was taken out of operation for a
£40million maintenance programme that will see an extra
1,000 workers brought in to carry out 12,000 separate pieces of
work included inspections inside the reactor plus the installation
of new equipment at the site.
says the work included replacing two large gas circulators which
help cool the reactor, as well as replacing blades on the turbine
which is used to turn steam into low carbon electricity.
Point B's two reactors generate enough electricity to power around