Vattenfall CEO-no estimate on German nuclear plants

Thursday, February 7, 2008

STOCKHOLM, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Vattenfall Chief Executive Lars Josefsson said on Thursday he was not prepared to estimate when the Brunsbuettel and Kruemmel nuclear plants in Germany would come back on line.

Josefsson told a conference call on Vattenfall's 2007 results he was "not prepared to give any estimation" on when the plants, jointly owned with E.ON, would come back on line.

Both the 1,402 megawatt Kruemmel plant and the 806 megawatt Brunsbuettel facility have been shut since the summer.

A smouldering fire started at the Kruemmel plant on Monday but local government officials and Vattenfall said it was quickly extinguished by an internal fire brigade without any release of radioactive substances.

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