In a statement Engie said that “This morning staff were able to bring Tihange 3 into a safe state”. Why this was necessary is a yet unclear.
At around 8:25am on Monday the Tihange 3 reactor shut down unexpectedly. The electricity production company Engie Electrabel that operates the reactor is currently investigating the reason for the shutdown.
The other 5 nuclear reactors still in service in Belgium are running normally and the electricity grid management company Elia says that the issues at the Tihange 3 reactor will have no impact on electricity supply.