Problems at Burshtyn TPP for the second time in a week

DTEK Energy reports problems at the power units of its TPPs.

Yesterday, October 12, at 10:12 pm, power unit No.10 of DTEK Burshtyn TPP was disconnected from the network due to the appearance of a fistula in the boiler furnace.

The company assured that the unit shutdown did not affect the heat and power supply of the Burshtyn energy island.

The station continues to carry a load of 872 MW. Power units No.5,6,7,8,9, 11 and 12 are in operation.

The accidents at TPPs this year:

On February 3, the mayor of Enerhodar, Dmytro Orlov, said that due to the accident at DTEK Zaporizhzhia TPP, the entire town, as well as neighbouring settlements, including the city of Dniprorudne, were left without power supply. “According to preliminary information, an accident at DTEK's TPP caused the power cut. All blocks of the thermal power plant suddenly sat down to zero,” he wrote.

On February 5, power unit No.1 of DTEK Zaporizhzhia TPP switched off again, this time due to a temporary malfunction of the cooling system of the T-1 transformer.

In April, power unit No.3 of DTEK Zaporizhzhia TPP, the only one that was operating at the TPP at that time, was abnormally disconnected.

And in May of this year, power unit No.1, the only one that was operating at that time, at DTEK Ladyzhynska TPP, had an emergency shutdown.

On August 18, a fire broke out in an oil tank at DTEK Burshtyn TPP.

On September 14, power unit No.1 was shut down at DTEK Burshtyn TPP due to a fistula in the front half-furnace of the boiler.

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