Planned outage begins at Scotland nuclear power plant

The Torness nuclear power Unit 1 in Scotland was taken offline Feb. 7 for a planned refueling and maintenance outage that will cost 30 million pounds ($49 million).

It took two years to plan the outage, according to EDF Energy, the plant owner and operator. More than 13,000 separate pieces of work are scheduled to be completed during the outage. Including the replacement of a generator transformer, an increased fuel channel inspection program and the exchange of turbine and generator rotors.

Each of the two generating units is taken offline every three years for routine inspection and maintenance.

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