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Problems at Hunterston B
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest delays.
Reactor 3 that was due to re-start on Feb 28, is now not forecast to start until April 10, another 6 weeks delay.

Reactor 4 that was due to re-start on March 13, is now not forecast to start until April 24, also about 6 weeks late.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feel sorry for the poor sod who's job it is manage this project... or I wonder how many project managers they've got through in the last year!?

Feel like they could have saved a lot of work/cost by just starting the decommission last year - what's the best case, a few more years at 2/3 power? Hardly seems worth it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clv101 wrote:
Feel sorry for the poor sod who's job it is manage this project... or I wonder how many project managers they've got through in the last year!?

Feel like they could have saved a lot of work/cost by just starting the decommission last year - what's the best case, a few more years at 2/3 power? Hardly seems worth it.


I can think of a few project managers who would like this. on their last job before retirement they can make a bit more 'beer money'. One I knew hung on so he would get a good redundancy package.

It does look like this reactor is toast. The UK could be in a bad way once all of the AGRs have closed unless some reliable and firm generation can be came up with.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest delays at Hunterston.

Reactor 3 that was due to re-start on April 10 is now forecast to re-start on June first.
Reactor 4 that was due to re-start on April 24 is now forecast to re-start on June 15.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this what you call "rolling maintenance?"
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest delays.
Reactor 3 that was due to restart on June 1st is now forecast to start on July 13.
Reactor 4 that was due to restart on June 15 is now forecast to restart on July 27.

About the usual 6 week delay.

Of little near term concern as demand is reduced by coronavirus, and indeed another reactor is shutdown at the request of the national grid due to low demand.

Potentially concerning in the longer term as the two reactors in question represent about 2% of peak demand.
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