Nuclear Power Plants in the UK - England
Berkeley
Location: Gloucestershire
Operator: Magnox South Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 167 MW Magnox
Operation: 1962 (ret 1989)
Reactor supplier: TNPG
T/G supplier: AEI

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

Bradwell
Location: Essex
Operator: Magnox South Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW Magnox
Operation: 1962 (ret 2002)
Reactor supplier: TNPG
T/G supplier: Parsons

Photograph by Skyscan and courtesy of BNFL
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Dungeness-A
Location: Kent
Operator: Magnox South Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 219 MW Magnox
Operation: 1965 (ret 2006)
Reactor supplier: TNPG
T/G supplier: Parsons
Quick facts: Retired 31 Dec 2006 at which time it was the oldest operating nuclear power station in the world.

Photograph courtesy of BNFL
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Dungeness-B
Location: Kent
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW AGR
Operation: 1983-1985
Reactor supplier: APC
T/G supplier: Parsons

Photograph courtesy of British Energy
Posted 18 Sep 2003

Calder Hall
Location: Cumbria
Operator: British Nuclear Group
Configuration: 4 X 50 MW Magnox
Operation: 1956-1959 (ret 2003)
Reactor supplier: UKAEA
T/G supplier: Parsons
Quick Facts: Construction of Calder Hall was ordered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1953. The first block was connected to the grid on 27 Aug 1956 and the plant was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 17 Oct 1956. The plant was retired in Mar 2003.

Photograph courtesy of BNFL
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Hartlepool
Location: Durham
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW AGR
Operation: 1984-1985
Reactor supplier: National Nuclear Corp
T/G supplier: GEC
Quick facts: Site construction began in 1969. Hartlepool is one of over a dozen locations in the UK being evaluated for new-build reactors.

Photograph courtesy of British Energy
Posted 12 Jun 2004

Heysham-1
Location: Lancaster
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW AGR
Operation: 1984
Reactor supplier: National Nuclear Corp
T/G supplier: GEC
EPC: NNC

Photograph courtesy of British Energy
Posted 27 Jun 2007

Heysham-2
Location: Lancaster
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 2 X 680 MW AGR
Operation: 1988
Reactor supplier: National Nuclear Corp
T/G supplier: NEI

Photograph courtesy of British Energy
Posted 18 Sep 2003

Hinkley Point-A
Location: Somerset
Operator: Magnox South Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 221 MW Magnox
Operation: 1965 (ret 2000)
Reactor supplier: EE
T/G supplier: EE

Photograph courtesy of BNFL
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Hinkley Point-B
Location: Somerset
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 2 X 660 MW AGR
Operation: 1976
Reactor supplier: Nuclear Power Group
T/G supplier: GEC

Photograph courtesy of British Energy
Posted 29 Nov 2003

Oldbury
Location: Gloucestershire
Operator: Magnox North Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 313 MW Magnox
Operation: 1968 (ret)
Reactor supplier: TNPG
T/G supplier: AEI, Parsons
EPC: TNPG, McAlpine
Quick facts: Oldbury is on a 17ha site on the River Severn. This was the second-to-last Magnox power plant. Unit-2 was closed in the summer of 2011 and Unit-1 was shut-down for the last time on 1 Mar 2012 at 11a. It was the oldest nuclear station still in service. it will cost £954mn for the reactors to be completely cleared. The site is planned for reuse by one or more new reactors starting in 2025 or so.

Photograph by David Partner and courtesy of BNFL
Posted 13 Jun 2004

Sizewell-A
Location: Suffolk
Operator: Magnox South Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 220 MW Magnox
Operation: 1966 (ret)
Reactor supplier: EE
T/G supplier: EE
Quick facts: Retired 31 Dec 2006.

Photograph by courtesy of BNFL
Posted 13 Jun 2004

 
Sizewell-B
Location: Suffolk
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 1 X 1,320 MW PWR
Operation: 1995
Reactor supplier: PWR Power Projects
T/G supplier: GEC
EPC: National Nuclear Corp, John Laing Construction
Quick facts: Sizewell-B was based on the U.S. SNUPP design and is the largest and most modern nuclear generating unit in the UK. The unit had a 471-day continuous run ending in 2006.

Photograph by John Brodrick (wikimedia)
Re-posted 2 Aug 2008

Winfrith
Location: Dorset
Operator: UKAEA
Configuration: 1 X 92 MW HWR
Operation: 1967 (ret 1990)
Reactor supplier: UKAEA
T/G supplier: GEC
EPC: UKAEA, Turrif Construction Ltd
Quick facts: The R&D center at Winfrith opened in 1957 to offer additional space for the UKs civil nuclear research program. It hosted the DRAGON prototype high gas cooled reactor, which did not generate electricity, and the SGHWR (Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor), a pressure-tube type, heavy water moderated, light water cooled nuclear reactor, which did supply power. The SGHWR eventually evolved to the CANDU reactor. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) owns the site and RSRL is the Site Licence Company responsible for site management and operation.

Photograph courtesy of Research Sites Restoration Ltd
Posted 14 Mar 2012

Abbreviations

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

Updated 12-Mar-2014

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