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Brokdorf nuclear power plant


Brokdorf nuclear power plant in Schleswig-Holstein is operated by PreussenElektra GmbH and Kernkraftwerk Brokorf GmbH & Co. oHG. Commercial operation began in 1986.


General information

Federal stateSchleswig-Holstein
Type (construction line)Pressurised water reactor (pre-Convoy)
Current operatorKernkraftwerk Brokdorf GmbH & Co. OHG
OwnerPreussenElektra GmbH, Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GmbH

Operational data

Application date12 March 1974
Start of construction1 January 1976
First criticality8 October 1986
First grid synchronisation14 October 1986
Start of commercial operation22 December 1986
Expiry of authorisation for power operation in accordance with the German Atomic Energy Act (AtG)31 December 2021

Technical data

Thermal reactor power3.900 MW
Gross electric capacity1.480 MW
Net electric capacity1.410 MW
Number of reactor coolant pumps4
Number and mass of fuel elements193, mass per fuel element 859 kg
Number of fuel rods per fuel element16x16-20 (uranium); 16x16-24 (MOX)
Composition of the nuclear fuelUranium oxide with 4.45% U-235 max. uranium-plutonium MOX up to a reactivity equivalent of a uranium oxide fuel element nominally enriched with 4.0% U-235
Number of control elements61
Type of cooling systemRiver water cooling