Nuclear power plants are still operating to guarantee supply whilst taking special measures against Covid-19
March 20, 2020

Nuclear power plants are still operating to guarantee supply whilst taking special measures against Covid-19

Spain’s  seven nuclear reactors, Almaraz I and II, Ascó I and II, Cofrentes, Vandellós II and Trillo, are 100% operative in order to guarantee 24-hour electric supply and continue to generate over one fifth of the electricity consumed in Spain.

Nuclear power plants have adopted special measures, protocols and preventions to protect their workers from the Covid-19 coronavirus, to guaraantee their safety and also the safety of electric supply, which is fundamental in the current situation the country is going through.

Actions include adopting measures to set up a flexible working schedule and balance work and private life as well as control, contingency and prevention measures; they also support working from home wherever possible. These measures have been communicated to all employees and  have been developed in tight cooperation with the Nuclear Safety Council and the various administrations.

Nuclear power plants have adopted special measures, protocols and preventions to protect their workers from the Covid-19 coronavirus

Nuclear power plants are still operating to guarantee supply whilst taking special measures against Covid-19
Workers at the Ascó nuclear power plant, Tarragona, Spain

On March 16th Teresa Ribera, Minister of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, tweeted her gratitude to “the professional response and commitment of workers to maintain energy supply in our homes, industries and services”. This commitment is extended to the entire nuclear power industry in Spain, which is contributing as much as possible to this collective challenge we must face with maximum individual responsibility as professionals and with the collective commitment of all organizations.

At Foro Nuclear we greatly value the capacity for team work, the effort, permanent training, experience and capabilities of the nearly 28,000 professionals working in the nuclear sector, as well as the commitment to excellent performance of our sites and companies, so that together we can manage this concerning situation.

We would like to transmit to the entire Spanish nuclear industry and to society at large a halo of optimism, affection and positivism, as well as our most sincere gratitude for the continuity of their work at such a crucial time.