The operators of Romania’s only nuclear power plant near the Black Sea said it reduced power at one of its two 700 MW units overnight by one-fourth 9 for maintenance works.
Nuclearelectrica said the power reduction of Cernavoda NPP Unit 1 was necessary to carry remove algae accumulated in the condenser area, a statement sent to the Romanian Stock Exchange said.
The power reduction and the algae removal works are carried out in accordance with the specific procedures of Cernavoda NPP and have no impact on personnel, nuclear safety, environment and population, Nuclearelectrica said. Cernavoda NPP Unit 1 will return to nominal power after the works to remove the accumulated algae are completed.
The Cernavoda NPP, located in southeastern Romania near the Black Sea, has two reactors of 700 megawatts each. Its output covers around 20% of the country’s electricity needs.
Blue-chip Nuclearelectrica’s shares traded 0.31% higher at 47.8 lei ($9.9/ 9.8 euro) on the Bucharest Stock Exchange as at 1110 CET on Wednesday.