EDF Energy is to shut down one of the two nuclear reactors at Dungeness B on May 1 for a 10 week, £30M maintenance programme.
More than 11,000 separate pieces of work are on the programme, including installation of new equipment. It means an additional 500 extra workers will be on site. Dungeness B’s other reactor is to continue to operate as normal.
“The team here at Dungeness B is ready for what will be a busy time for the station and they will be supported by many hundreds of contractors,” said Dungeness B plant manager Steve Coates.
Source: EDF Energy
The work is in addition to the £4.5M earmarked for work at Dungeness B this year to improve its performance. Earlier this year EDF Energy announced that Dungeness B would remain working until 2028 with a £150M investment.