EDF Energy stops UK Heysham nuclear unit to refuel

LONDON, Sept 12 Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:15am EDT

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LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - EDF Energy stopped its 610-megawatt (MW) Heysham 1-2 nuclear reactor in Britain on Wednesday for planned refuelling work, a spokeswoman said.

"Heysham 1 R2 came offline today at 0002 BST for planned, offload refuelling," she said.

Plant availability data from Britain's electricity network operator showed the unit would restart on Sept. 23.