Regular annual overhaul of the sole Slovenian nuclear power plant Krsko started on Saturday 1 October. The overhaul will last for one month and it should cost about 20 million euros.
NPP Krsko successfully completed its 28th fuel cycle, which started on 17 May 2016, and produced 8.23 billion kWh of electricity during the 18-month period. During the regular overhaul, along with nuclear fuel replacement and regular maintenance, 27 major technological upgrades will be carried out as well. Rozman said that the program for the upgrade of security is carried out in three phases. Currently, the plant is the second phase, which should be completed by the end of 2018, and includes the construction of auxiliary control room, an additional independent system for pressure reduction of the reactor cooling system in case of an accident, an alternative cooling pool for spent fuel and other.
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