26.12.2018Electrabel launches restart operations for Tihange 3 after receiving authorization from the FANC
13.12.2018Restart of Doel 4 two days ahead of schedule
Electrabel has confirmed that the Belgian nuclear reactors are gradually being brought back online. The AFCN – Belgium's federal agency for nuclear control – gave the green light to restart the Doel 4 reactor.
Work on Doel 1 will take longer than expected. On the other hand, Tihange 3 could come back faster than expected if Electrabel’s proposed action methodology is accepted by the AFCN. Tihange 1 restarted on November 12, ahead of schedule.
Electrabel adjusted the end dates of the ongoing overhauls of Doel 1 – 2. Doel 1 and 2 are currently in a planned overhaul. This long overhaul was planned in order to extend the exploitation of the units for ten more years. As a result of an inspection program on a spare pipe of the back-up cooling water system of Doel 1, the necessary…
On 23 July at 2.22 pm Tihange 2 was disconnected from the high-voltage grid and automatically stopped according to the applicable procedures of the site. The shutdown is the result of an irregularity detected in the regulation system of the steam turbine of the unit. It is situated in the non-nuclear part of the power plant. The necessary…
Electrabel wants to communicate transparently on the ongoing revisions of its units. At Doel 3, the Electrabel teams noticed during the inspections at the planned stop of the reactor that the concrete ceiling of the building adjacent to the reactor building needed to be repaired. This particular building contains the 2nd level security…
This Sunday, June 25, an organisation called Stop Tihange & Doel is organising a tri-national human chain stretching from the Tihange nuclear power station to the city of Aachen, passing through Liège and Maastricht. Those taking part want to further demonstrate their opposition to nuclear power.
Port of Antwerp and ENGIE sign 30-year concession agreement for construction and operation of sustainable infrastructure powered by LNG, CNG and electricity.
ENGIE confirms that it signed yesterday with the Federal Government of Belgium a convention for a 10-year extension to operation of the Doel 1 and Doel 2 nuclear reactors. This agreement is part of the overall framework of the new nuclear contribution system with following modalities. The planned amounts for the reactors Doel 3, Doel 4,…