YEREVAN, February 26. /ARKA/. Experts of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), including Armenian specialists, set off monitoring of Temelin nuclear power plant in Czech Republic, Marek Svitak, a spokesman for Temelin, told CTK agency.
A group of seven experts from Russia, Slovakia, Armenia and Hungary will monitor the operation of Temelin NPP, radiation and fire safety as well as the station maintenance over the next two weeks, the spokesman said, Novosti-Armenia reported referring to Russia’s RIA Novosti.
Svitak added the experts will spend more time than it is usually required at the NPP and upon the monitoring completion will give their assessments and recommendations for the plant’s better maintenance.
Both Czech nuclear power plants—Temelin and Dukovani, had a Soviet design. Dukovani construction started in 1970 in the framework of the USSR-Czechoslovakia contract. Four reactors are operating on the plant.
The USSR and Czechoslovakia agreed on building Temelin on 27 November 1981. The station started commercial operation in 2002, over 20 years later. Two power blocs are currently work there. The power capacity is 2,000 MW. -0-