José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station

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José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station
Nuclear power station in Almonacid de Zorita (Spain).jpg
Zorita NPP
Coordinates40°20′57″N 2°53′4″W / 40.34917°N 2.88444°W / 40.34917; -2.88444Coordinates: 40°20′57″N 2°53′4″W / 40.34917°N 2.88444°W / 40.34917; -2.88444
Construction began1964
Commission dateAugust 13, 1969
Decommission dateApril 30, 2006
Owner(s)Union Fenosa Generation S.A.
Operator(s)Union Electrica Fenosa, S.A.
Nuclear power station
Power generation
Units decommissioned1 x 150 MW
Nameplate capacity160 MW
Annual net output392 GWh
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

The José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station (also known as Zorita[1]) was a nuclear power station in Almonacid de Zorita, 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of Madrid, Spain.

The power plant consisted of a single PWR of 160 MWe, built by Westinghouse Electric Company. It was operated by Unión Fenosa.[2]


Construction of the power station started in 1964. It was commissioned in 1968, and it operated from 1968 until 2006. In 2006, it was closed by ministerial order.[2]

On 11 February 2010, Unión Fenosa transferred the site's ownership to Enresa, a Spanish company responsible for decommissioning the power station. Enresa planned to clear the site by the end of 2015.[2]

2003 incident[edit]

The Spanish Nuclear Safety Council has investigated the plant's deficient safety system and a missing screw that prevented the reactor from resuming operations after a month-long refueling operation in December 2003.[citation needed]


Westinghouse Electric Company has secured a contract for dismantling and segmentation of the Jose Cabrera nuclear power station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ::FORO Nuclear::
  2. ^ a b c "José Cabrera moves into decommissioning". World Nuclear News. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-02-14.

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