Mon. Oct 4th, 2021

VOLODYMYR DEMCHYSHYN: DISCONNECTION OF ZAPORIZHIA NPP’S UNIT CAUSED BY TECHNICAL REASONS AND IS NOT DANGEROUS

Unit No. 3 at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant will be restored by the end of the week, Minister ofEnergy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said at a briefing at the Government House on Wednesday, December 3, commenting the disconnection from the integrated power system for repairs of unit №3 at the Zaporizhia NPP on November 28.

 

“Actually, there is no threat at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. There was an electrical short circuit inthe system of energy delivery late last week, thus, only one unit, unit №3, is out of order at the nuclear power plant. There is no threat to the reactor. This is technical damage which is being eliminated. The block is in a stateof repair”, the Minister said.

Volodymyr Demchyshyn has said that the disconnection of one of the units did not caused significantdamage, but it affected the capacity of power delivery. He has assured that experts are now working to address this problem and the problem is to be eliminated maximum by the end of the week: “Energoatom plans to fully restore the operation of this unit by Friday.”