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Unit C Gundremmingen nuclear power plant


Unit C Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Bavaria is operated by Kernkraftwerk Gundremmingen GmbH. Commercial operation began in 1985.


General information

Federal stateBavaria
Type (construction line)Boiling water reactor (construction line 72)
Current operatorKernkraftwerk Gundremmingen GmbH
OwnerPreussenElektra GmbH, RWE Nuclear GmbH

Operational data

Application date15 March1974
Start of construction20 July 1976
First criticality9 October 1984
First grid synchronisation2 November 1984
Start of commercial operation18 January 1985
Expiry of authorisation for power operation in accordance with the German Atomic Energy Act (AtG)31 December 2021

Technical data

Thermal reactor power3,840 MW
Gross electric capacity1,344 MW
Net electric capacity1,284 MW
Number of reactor coolant pumps8 axial recirculation pumps
Number and mass of fuel elements784, total fuel mass excluding structural material approx. 136 t
Number of fuel rods per fuel element10x10 fuel rod configuration
Composition of the nuclear fuelUO2/PuO2 (uranium dioxide, uranium-plutonium MOX)
Number of control elements193
Type of cooling systemWater cooling tower


Emission of radioactive substances (annual data) Bavarian State Office for the Environment
(in German)
Information on the website of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection
Reportable events List of reportable events of the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection
(in German)
Current remote monitoring data Bavarian State Office for the Environment
Authority Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Dept. 8 (nuclear power, radiation protection, decommissioning)
Rosenkavalierplatz 2
81925 Munich
Tel.:+49 89 9214-00 Fax +49 89 9214 -2266