Around 10:37 am on the 11th of March, a fire broke out on the premises of the Hokuriku Electric Power Company’s Nanao Ota Thermal Power Station in Otamachi, Nanao City, and a crane for landing coal from a carrier was burned and put out after about two hours.
Nobody was injured in the incident. According to HEPCO, both Units 1 and 2 are still in operation, and there is no problem with the power supply. Fire trucks gather around the coal loader crane from the ship.
A part of the coal loader crane that carries to the site. Of the two, one on the north side burned, and firefighters and power plant employees extinguished the fire. Several fire trucks rushed into the power plant, and the local residents watched with anxiety.
The pier where the coal lifter is located is far from the section where the power plants 1 and 2 are built, so there is no effect on power generation. At the time of the fire, the carrier was not stopped at the pier with the crane. For HEPCO, whose Shika nuclear power plant is shut down, Units 1 and 2 of the Nanao Daejeon Thermal Power Station will be the cornerstone of the power supply. At the power plant, a turbine fire at Unit 2 broke out in September 2018, and a safety device was activated and forced to shut down.