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Romania's Nuclearelectrica to shut down Cernavoda NPP Unit 1 for maintenance

Romania's Nuclearelectrica to shut down Cernavoda NPP Unit 1 for maintenance Units 1 and 2 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania Source: Nuclearelectrica

BUCHAREST (Romania), May 5 (SeeNews) - Nuclearelectrica [BSE:SNN], the operator of Romania's sole nuclear power plant (NPP) Cernavoda, said on Thursday that it will shut down one of the plant's two 700 MW units on May 8 for maintenance works.

The process of desynchronization from the National Energy System of Unit 1 will start on May 8 at 11am local time, Nuclearelectrica said in a statement filed with the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB).

The Cernavoda NPP, located in southeastern Romania, has two reactors of 700 megawatts each. Its output cover around a fifth of the country's electricity needs.

Blue-chip Nuclearelectrica's shares traded 1.41% higher at 43.2 lei ($9.3/ 8.7 euro) on the BVB as at 1407 CET on Thursday.

(1 euro = 4.9486 Romanian lei)

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