Seaweed sees nuclear power station cry for kelp

EDF’s Torness nuclear power station in Scotland was forced to close down after seaweed blocked air intakes after extreme weather

Working weekend – EDF nuclear plants back online

Four of EDF Energy’s nuclear reactors were plugged back into the UK’s power system over the weekend. It should ease up pressure on the national grid which was facing much tighter margins this winter after the surprise outages of two EDF nuclear plants earlier in September. The reconnections bring to an end three months of inspections […]

Seaweed shuts down Torness nuclear plant

The nuclear power station at Torness in Scotland was temporarily shut down by seaweed last week. The unusual cause of the shutdown came in the wake of severe weather and stormy sea conditions in the coastal region to the east of Edinburgh. EDF Energy which runs the plant said they decided to turn off first […]

ABB wins $26m Scottish wind order

Power and technology firm ABB has won an order worth around $26 million (£16m) to supply its gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for wind substations in Scotland. ABB will design, supply and commission its 420 kiloVolt GIS for SP Energy Networks, the Scottish Power company which owns and operates the power transmission and distribution network in southern […]

EDF announce nuclear repairs

EDF Energy have announced the second unit at Torness power station came offline today for repair works. The power company said that despite the plant working within its normal capabilities “safety is always always our first consideration and we take a very conservative approach to our operations.” EDF reported there were no health or environmental […]

Jellyfish shut down nuclear plant

EDF have shut down their nuclear power plant in East Lothian due to high volumes of jelly fish entering the cooling systems. According to the power company, both reactors have safely shut down and there has been no danger to the public. Both units at Torness power station were manually shut down on 28 June, […]