Electrabel informs that it has reviewed the period of unavailability of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 and adapted it to 1 January 2016.

The Federal Agency for Nuclear Control has confirmed that the two safety cases submitted by Electrabel are still being analysed by its technical subsidiary Bel V, by the control organisation AIB Vinçotte and by an independent US laboratory. AFCN didn’t specify how long these ongoing analyses would last.

Consequently, Electrabel estimates that the period of unavailability, originally set for 1 November 2015, has to be adapted and has updated its information for the market on the ENGIE Transparency website, in line with its transparency obligations.

As a reminder, the decision to restart reactors Doel 3 and Tihange 2 is the responsibility of the control authority.

Press contacts ENGIE Electrabel:

Anne-Sophie HUGE (fr)
Tel.: +32 2 518 60 20

Geetha KEYAERT (nl)
Tel.: +32 2 518 65 04