Nuclear Power Plants in Belgium & the Netherlands
Borssele
Location: Netherlands
Operator: EPZ
Configuration: 1 X 500 MW PWR
Operation: 1973
Reactor supplier: Siemens
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: Uprated by about 50 MW in 1996.

Photograph courtesy of EPZ
Posted 20 Apr 2001

BR-3
Location: Belgium
Operator: Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucleaire (SCK-CEN)
Configuration: 1 X 11.5 MW PWR
Operation: 1962 (ret)
Reactor supplier: WH
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: WH, Gibbs & Hill
Quick facts: The BR-3 (Belgian Reactor-3) in Mol was the first PWR in Europe and used as a protoype for future projects. It was definitely shut down on 30 Jun 1987 at the conclusion of its operating license. In 1989, it was selected by the EC as one of four pilot decommissioning projects in Europe and work began in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucleaire
Posted 10 Mar 2012

Doel
Location: Belgium
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 2 X 433 MW, 1 X  1,056 MW, 1 X 1,041 MW PWR
Operation: 1975-1985
Reactor supplier: ACEC, Framatome
T/G supplier: Tosi, Alsthom
EPC: Traction-Electrique, Franki, Engema, Association Momentanee de Genie Civil, Tijdeliijke Vereniging Burgelliijke Bouwkude
Quick facts: Doel has an 80ha site on the Scheld tin Beveren, East Flanders. The 176m tall cooling towers are easily visible from the Port of Antwerp and from the Dutch frontier provinces. The small units at Doel are scheduled to close in 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Electrabel
Re-posted 15 Mar 2013

GKN (Dodewaard)
Location: Netherlands
Operator: NV Gemeenschappelijke Kernenergiecentrale Nederland
Configuration: 1 X 55 MW BWR
Operation: 1969 (ret 1997)
Reactor supplier: GE
T/G supplier: Stork, Smit-ACEC Westinghouse
Quick facts: GKN was formed in 1965 to build this small BWR and criticality was reached in 1968. The unit was commissioned on 26 Mar 1969 by HM Queen Juliana. Power production stopped on 26 Mar 1997, exactly 28yrs later.

Photograph courtesy of GKN
Posted 27 Mar 2004

Tihange
Location: Belgium
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 1 X 1,009 MW, 2 X 1,055 MW PWR
Operation: 1975-1985
Reactor supplier: ACEC, Cockerill, Westinghouse, Framatome
T/G supplier: Alsthom, Rateau, BBC, ACEC
EPC: EDF, Electrabel, Cie d'Enterprises CFE
Quick facts: Tihange has an 75ha site on the on the right bank of the Meuse River in Huy, Liege. Tihange-1 is jointly-owned by Electrabel and EDF on a 50:50 basis. Tihange 2&3 are owned jointly by Electrabel (89.9%) and EDF Luminus (formerly SPE) (10.2%).

Photograph courtesy of Electrabel
Re-posted 15 Mar 2013

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 16-Dec-2015

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