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UTILITY Week 2nd May 2014

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22 | 2nd - 8th May 2014 | UtILIty WEEK Operations & Assets High viz G etting older, and all the chal- lenges that brings with it, is something everyone – and everything – has to deal with, writes Mathew Beech. The thought crosses my mind as I return to Dungeness B – the nuclear power station that looks like its just been dropped into the salt marsh land- scape in south Kent – almost 20 years aer my previous visit. The power station, which sits alongside the decommissioned 'A' plant, is in the midst of a £25 million maintenance programme. But this is more than just a regu- lator MOT for a nuclear power sta- tion. During this outage, substantial upgrades are being undertaken, which should keep the plant in fit working order through to 2028, possibly as far as 2030. New life for Dungeness B

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