FRANKFURT Nov 21 Block 2 of the Swiss nuclear
power station Beznau was automatically taken off the grid on the
afternoon of Nov. 21 due to a defect in the feeding of the steam
turbine in the non-nuclear part of the installation, operator
The unit has a capacity of 365 megawatts (MW). Block 1 is of
an identical size.
Axpo did not say in its statement how long the stoppage
would take but added a restart was only possible once the defect
was localised and remedied.
After that, the reopening needed to be permissioned by the
nuclear safety authority Ensi, it said.
(Reporting by Vera Eckert; Editing by Anthony Barker)