Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant

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Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant
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Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant
Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant is located in Germany
Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant
Country Germany
Location Brokdorf, Steinburg
Coordinates 53°51′03″N 9°20′41″E / 53.85083°N 9.34472°E / 53.85083; 9.34472Coordinates: 53°51′03″N 9°20′41″E / 53.85083°N 9.34472°E / 53.85083; 9.34472
Status Operational
Construction began 1975
Commission date October 14, 1986
Owner(s) PreussenElektra (80%)
Vattenfall Europe (20%)
Operator(s) PreussenElektra
Nuclear power station
Reactor type PWR
Reactor supplier Siemens
Cooling source Elbe River
Cooling towers no
Power generation
Units operational 1 x 1,440 MW
Make and model Siemens
Nameplate capacity 1,440 MW
Capacity factor 90.8%
Annual net output 11,459 GW·h

Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant (German: Kernkraftwerk Brokdorf, or KBR) is close to the municipality of Brokdorf in Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It started in October 1986 by a first-of-its-kind joint venture between PreussenElektra AG and Hamburgische Elektrizitäts-Werke AG. During the construction phase in the 1970s and 1980s there were violent protests against nuclear power at the location.[1]

Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GmbH owns 20% and PreussenElektra GmbH owns 80% of the plant.

The plant is a pressurized water reactor with uranium dioxide fuel elements, which are used in degrees of enrichment of 1.9%, 2.5% and 3.5%. It also uses MOX fuel. There are 193 fuel assemblies In the reactor, with a total heavy-metal weight of 103 tons. The power station has a thermal output of 3765 MW, as well as an electrical output of 1440 MW. It belongs to the 3rd PWR generation[2] in Germany. With a net generation of just under 12 billion a kWh, it was the worldwide leader in 2005.[3]

The decommissioning of the plant is planned for 2021.[4]

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