BUCHAREST (Romania), September 18 (SeeNews) - Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant (NPP) has shut down its Unit 1 in a controlled manner on Wednesday morning for remediation works to a process parameter, Cernavoda operator Nuclearelectrica [BSE:SNN] said.
According to the power plant's norms and procedures, the remediation works require a controlled shutdown of the unit and will have no adverse impact on the personnel, the population and the environment, the company said in a statement filed with the Bucharest Stock Exchange, BVB.
The Cernavoda power plant, located in southeastern Romania, operates two units of 700 megawatts each, which meet roughly a fifth of the country's electricity needs.
Shares of Nuclearelectrica traded flat at 12.8 lei ($2.9/ 2.7 euro) by 1044CET on Wednesday on the BVB.
Romania's energy ministry owns a 82.4% stake in Nuclearelectrica.
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