Fortum's Loviisa nuclear power plant's unit 2 was restarted today, 30 August, at 04.09 local time after a turbine trip on Wednesday. Electrical annual outage maintenance on Loviisa unit 1 led to the trip on both unit 2 turbines at about 3.30 p.m. and the reactor unit was shut down thereafter. Reasons for the disturbance are being investigated.
The incident did not cause any danger to personnel, the environment or the power plant.
Peter Tuominen, Senior Manager, +358 50 452 4760
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