Croatia: GEN Energia and HEP power utility agreed JV NPP Krško to operate until 2043

16. May 2016. / SEE Energy News

Krško NPP was built in former Yugoslavia by American company Westinghouse. So far, it has proved to be reliable and with no incidents regarding people and environment.

Slovenian GEN energy and Croatian HEP as the co-owners of the nuclear power plant Krško have reached the agreement to extend its operation for additional 20 years, until 2043, published Reuters referring to sources from nuclear power plant.

A spokeswoman in Krško Ida Novak Jerele stated that foreseen operation of the nuclear power plant until 2024 was extended, whereby it has to pass the usual safety inspection that is performed every 10 years, and the following inspections are planned for 2023 and 2033.

Nuclear power plant Krško confirmed these statements on Tuesday. It is being regularly checked during routine maintenance, i.e. downtime period which occurs every 18 months, and the next is planned on October this year and shall last for a month.

Krško NPP was built in former Yugoslavia by American company Westinghouse. So far, it has proved to be reliable and with no incidents regarding people and environment.

It has also passed the inspection which EU initiated upon the accident in Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima, when it was evaluated as one of the most reliable nuclear energy facility in Europe.

Co-owners invested several hundred million euros in its modernization and higher safety in the last twenty years.

In its long terms plans Slovenia still has the possibility to construct the second unit of nuclear power plant in Krško, but final decision has not been made yet, transmits Serbia-energy.eu

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