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Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant


Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant in Rhineland-Palatinate is operated by RWE Power AG. The pressurised water reactor is being dismantled. Commercial operation began on 18 August 1987. The plant was shut down on 9 September 1988.


General information

Federal stateRheinland-Palatinate
Type (construction line)Pressurised water reactor
Current operatorRWE Power AG
Operator prior to decommissioningRWE Power AG
ManufacturerBBC/ BBR (Westinghouse)
OwnerRWE Power AG

Operational data

Application date22 December 1972
Start of construction16 January 1975
First criticality1 March 1986
First grid synchronisation14 March 1986
Start of commercial operation18 August 1987
Shutdown date9 September 1988

Technical data

Thermal reactor power3,760 MW
Gross electric capacity1,302 MW
Net electric capacity1,219 MW
All fuel removed from plantYes