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Emsland nuclear power plant


Emsland nuclear power plant in Lower Saxony is operated by Kernkraftwerk Krümmel GmbH & Co. oHG. Commercial operation began in 1988.


General information

SiteLingen (EMS)
Federal stateLower Saxony
Type (construction line)Pressurised water reactor (Convoy)
Current operatorKernkraftwerk Lippe-EMS (KLE)
OwnerRWE Power, E.ON Kernkraft, E.ON Kernkraftwerksbeteiligungs-OHG

Operational data

Application date 28 November 1980
Start of construction 10 August 1982
First criticality 14 April 1988
First grid synchronisation 19 April 1988
Start of commercial operation 20 June 1988
EExpiry of authorisation for power operation in accordance with the German Atomic Energy Act (AtG) 15 April 2023

Technical data

Thermal reactor power3.850 MW
Gross electric capacity1.407 MW
Net electric capacity1.340 MW
Number of reactor coolant pumps4
Number and mass of fuel elements in the reactor core193, mass per fuel element 850 kg
Number of fuel rods per fuel element300
Composition of the nuclear fuel1.9 - 4.4 w/o U-235 (uranium oxide with 1.9 - 4.4 % U-235)
Number of control elements61
Type of cooling systemNatural draft wet cooling tower