September 1, 2008
Balakovo Npp Unit Disconnected for Repairs
SARATOV. Sept 1 (Interfax) - The second unit of the Balakovo nuclear power plant (NNP) in Russia's Saratov region has been disconnected for electro-technical repairs. Planned repairs of the unit ended last week.
"The second unit of the Balakovo NPP was disconnected from the power network at 5:45 a.m. Moscow time on August 31 for repairing electro-technical systems. The first, third and fourth units are operating regularly," the power plant said.
Planned repairs of the unit ended on August 29.
The Balakovo NPP with four water-cooled water-moderated units, VVER-1000, was built in 1985-1993. The power plant has the rated capacity of 4,000 megawatts.
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