Unit 2 of the UK’s Heysham II nuclear power plant was taken offline today for a scheduled maintenance and inspection outage, setting a new world record for the uninterrupted operation of a commercial power reactor. The achievement was announced by Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, at the World Nuclear Association’s Annual Symposium in London. The Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) – also referred to as Heysham 2 unit 8 – operated non-stop since 18 February 2014. The Heysham I and II plants feature a total of four AGR units.
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