UPDATE 2-EDF Energy says stopped UK Heysham 1-2 nuclear unit

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LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - EDF Energy EDF.PA said it took its UK Heysham 1 unit 2 nuclear reactor off line on Monday for routine repair.

National Grid data showed the reactor’s maximum export limit was at zero at 1125 GMT on Monday.

“We took the decision to take Heysham 1 unit 2 offline today,” an EDF Energy spokeswoman said.

“I can confirm the trip was not planned.”

EDF Energy said the outage was a “routine repair” procedure and that such an unplanned outage was not an unusual event.

“There are absolutely no safety implications,” the spokeswoman said.

EDF Energy’s Hartlepool 1 and 2 nuclear units also tripped unexpectedly over the past two weeks. [ID:nLDE69Q259]

The utility does not issue forecasts for restart dates or give details of technical causes for commercial reasons.

To see live UK plant output data click here: <0#UKBM-PLANT> (Reporting by Karolin Schaps, editing by Alison Birrane)


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