Nuclear Power Plants in the UK - Scotland & Wales
Chapelcross
Location: Dumfriesshire
Operator: Magnox North Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 60 MW Magnox
Operation: 1959-1960 (ret 2004)
Reactor supplier: UKAEA
T/G supplier: Parsons

Photograph by Ric Gemmell and courtesy of BNFL
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Dounreay DFR
Location: Caithness
Operator: UKAEA
Configuration: 1 X 14 MW FBR
Operation: 1958 (ret 1969)
Reactor supplier: UKAEA
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Dounreay plants were primarily research and demonstration reactors.

Photograph courtesy of UKAEA
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Dounreay PFR
Location: Caithness
Operator: UKAEA
Configuration: 1 X 250 MW FBR
Operation: 1976 (ret 1994)
Reactor supplier: UKAEA
T/G supplier: GEC

Photograph courtesy of UKAEA
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Hunterston-A
Location: Ayrshire
Operator: Magnox Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 160 MW GCR
Operation: 1964 (ret 1989-1990)
Reactor supplier: GEC
T/G supplier: Parsons
EPC: GEC, Mowlem
Quick Facts: At completion, Hunterston-A was the largest nuclear plant in the world.

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of Magnox Ltd
Re-posted 20 Dec 2012

Hunterston-B
Location: Ayrshire
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 2 X 625 MW AGR
Operation: 1976-1977
Reactor supplier: Nuclear Power Group
T/G supplier: Parsons

Photograph courtesy of British Energy
Posted 23 Oct 2003

Torness
Location: East Lothian
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 2 X 700 MW AGR
Operation: 1988-1989
Reactor supplier: National Nuclear Corp
T/G supplier: GEC

Photograph courtesy of British Energy
Posted 12 Jun 2004

Trawsfynydd
Location: Gwynedd, Wales
Operator: Magnox Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 235 MW Magnox
Operation: 1965 (ret 1993)
Reactor supplier: APC
T/G supplier: Richards and Westgarth
Quick facts: This was the only inland nuclear power station ever built in the U.K. Work started in Jul 1959 and both reactors were in operation by Mar 1965. Trawsfynydd was opened in Oct 1968 and cost 103mn. Cooling water is from Llyn Trawsfyndd, a large reservoir finished in 1928 and supplying the Maentwrog hydroelectric plant.

Photograph by Skyscan and courtesy of BNFL
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Wylfa
Location: Gwynedd, Wales
Operator: Magnox Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 670 MW Magnox
Operation: 1971 (Unit-2 ret 2012)
Reactor supplier: TNPG
T/G supplier: EE
Quick Facts: Wylfa was the last and largest Magnox plant built. Each unit has a single reactor and two T/G sets. The plant's 21ha site is on Anglesey Island in North Wales. Unit-2 was closed on 26 Apr 2012, 4 days ahead of schedule due to an operating issue. The unit was due to close to conserve fuel. Partially-used fuel was transferred to Unit-1, which is scheduled to operate until Sep 2014.

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of Magnox Ltd
Re-posted 28 Apr 2012

Abbreviations

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

Updated 27-Aug-2014

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