Brunsbuettel nuclear power plant

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Other names: KKB

Brunsbuettel nuclear power plant is a retired nuclear power plant in Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Project Details

Table 1: Unit-level project details for Brunsbuettel nuclear power plant

Status Commissioning year Retirement year Nameplate capacity Reactor type Model Owner Operator
Retired[1] 1977[1] 2011[1] 806 MW[1] Boiling water reactor[1] BWR-69[1] Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GMBH [100%][1] Kernkraftwerk Brunsbüttel GMBH & CO OHG[1]

Table 2: Additional unit-level timeline details for Brunsbuettel nuclear power plant

Construction start First criticality (more info) First grid connection Commercial operation Retirement date
April 15, 1970[1] June 23, 1976[1] July 13, 1976[1] February 9, 1977[1] August 6, 2011[1]

Table 3: Additional unit-level capacity details for Brunsbuettel nuclear power plant

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Reference net capacity Design net capacity Thermal capacity
771 MW[1] 770 MW[1] 2292 MWt[1]


Table 4: Unit-level location details for Brunsbuettel nuclear power plant

Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany[2] 53.8912, 9.2008 (exact)

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