Fortum's Loviisa nuclear power plant’s reactor unit 2 shut down due to a turbine trip today, 29 August at 3.23 p.m. local time. The turbine trip was due to annual maintenance work at Unit 1, causing both turbines of Unit 2 to trip, whereafter the reactor was shut down. Due to the incident, a general "all clear" alarm signal went off twice, unnecessarily.
The shutdown caused no threat to people, environment or the power plant. Reasons for the disturbance are being investigated.
Peter Tuominen, Senior Manager, +358 50 452 4760
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