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Würgassen nuclear power plant


Würgassen nuclear power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia is operated by PreussenElektra GmbH, both prior to and during decommisioning. Commercial operation began in 1975. The plant was shut down in 1994.


General information

SiteBeverungen an der Weser
Federal stateNorth Rhine–Westphalia
Type (construction line)Boiling water reactor
Current operatorPreussenElektra GmbH
Operator prior to decommissioningPreussen Elektra
OwnerPreussenElektra GmbH

Operational data

Application date19 July 1967
Start of construction19 January 1968 (1. TEG)
First criticality22 October 1971
First grid synchronisation18 December 1971
Start of commercial operation11 November 1975 (handover by manufacturer to operator)
Shutdown date26 August 1994

Technical data

Thermal reactor power1,912 MW
Gross electric capacity670 MW
Net electric capacity640 MW
All fuel removed from plantYes