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Koeberg unit shuts down

2011-09-06 07:47

Johannesburg - A unit at the Koeberg Power Station in Cape Town shut down automatically on Monday because of a fault, Eskom said. 

"The automatic shutdown was triggered by the protection system on a motor due either to mechanical or instrumentation failure," Eskom said in a statement.

"The shutdown of the unit was unrelated to the oil leak reported recently along the Atlantic coast to the south of Koeberg."

There was no interruption of electricity supply as a result of the shutdown of Koeberg Unit Two.

Koeberg Unit One was fully operational, said Eskom.

It was investigating the cause of the fault.

Comments
  • Collitjies - 2011-10-19 16:33

    Obviously a lack of maintence as these units have an automatic shutdown when a problem is detected. They don't seem to repair anything before there is a problem. Typical.

      alansmart223 - 2011-11-08 21:16

      Yep Collitjies.. They will now start exsperiencing the "Potholes" we have to put up with every day due to lack of maintenance and stealing that money from the tax payers.. Kry vir julle!

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