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SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 10 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant (NPP) Kozloduy has completed the planned annual maintenance of its 1,000 MW Unit 5 and reconnected it to the grid, the power plant operator said.
During the outage that started on May 1 the reactor of Unit 5 was reloaded with fresh nuclear fuel and the prescribed maintenance operations on the power plant's systems and equipment were carried out, Kozloduy NPP said in a statement on Sunday.
The annual maintenance of Unit 5 also included works for expanding the lifespan and increasing its thermal capacity to 104%.
Kozloduy's other 1,000 MW unit, Unit 6, is currently operating at full power. The annual maintenance of Unit 6 was conducted between September and October 2018.
Kozloduy NPP is operating two units of 1,000 MW each. Four units, of 440 MW each, were closed down to address nuclear safety concerns of the European Union prior to Bulgaria's accession to the bloc in 2007.