Sweden’s largest nuclear reactor has been disconnected from the grid due to turbine shutdown
- Sweden’s largest nuclear reactor disconnected from the electricity grid around 10:45 a.m
- Oskarshamn 3 plant, 140 miles south of Stockholm, suffered from turbine problems
- Engineers are investigating the flaw, a spokesperson said, without going into details
Sweden’s largest nuclear reactor has been disconnected from the electricity grid after a failure in one of its turbines.
Oskarshamn 3, located 140 miles south of Stockholm on the Baltic Sea coast, was closed around 10:45 a.m. local time on Wednesday.
It’s not clear exactly what the fault is, a plant spokesperson said, but the turbine failure doesn’t necessarily mean a problem with the reactor.
Oskarshamn 3, Sweden’s largest nuclear reactor, was disconnected from the national grid at around 10:45 am due to a turbine failure
Oskarshamn’s reactor 3 has been disconnected from the grid due to a turbine shutdown. We are working on solving problems,” Desiree Liljevall told SVT.
According to the newspaper, it is the third time electricity supply from Oskarshamn has been shut down this year express.
Oskarshamn stopped working for a week in February after some nuclear fuel rods were damaged in the factory.
And in July, it was disconnected from the grid for a day, although the exact reason was not given.
A spokesman at the time said checks were being made and it was back to full capacity three days later.
Sweden, a country of about 10 million inhabitants, has six active reactors in three plants: three in the Forsmark plant north of Stockholm, two in Ringhals on the west coast near Gothenburg and one in Oskarshamn.
Oskarshamn initially had three reactors, but two were shut down permanently. The only remaining reactor normally has a capacity of 1,400 megawatts.
One of the reactors in Ringhals is also out of order after repairs, but will come back online in January.
Oskarshamn, located 140 miles south of Stockholm, was last disconnected from the grid in July this year and temporarily shut down in February due to fuel damage