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Obrigheim nuclear power plant


Obrigheim nuclear power plant in Baden-Württemberg, since 2008 in the phase of dismantling, is operated by ENBW Kernkraft GmbH. Commercial operation began on 1 April 1969. The plant was shut down on 11 May 2005. The first licence for decommissioning and dismantling was granted according to section 7 (3) AtG  on 28 August 2008.




General information

Federal stateBaden-Württemberg
Type (construction line)Pressurised water reactor
Current operatorEnBW Kernkraft GmbH
ManufacturerSiemens-Schuckert AG
OwnerEnBW AG

Operational data

Application date16 July 1964
Start of construction15 March 1965
First criticality22 September 1968
First grid synchronisation29 October 1968
Start of commercial operation1 April 1969
Shutdown date11 May 2005
First decommissioning and dismantling licence28 August 2008

Technical data

Thermal reactor power1,050 MW
Gross electric capacity357 MW
Net electric capacity340 MW
All fuel removed from plantyes