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Nuclear Reactors

Volume 931: debated on Monday 9 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the reactors including prototypes at nuclear power stations which have already been installed or authorised, giving the type,

I MAGNOX
Date CommissionedDeclared Station Net Capability
Site1st Reactor2nd Reactor (MWSO)
Berkeley19621962276
Brad well19621962250
Dungeness A19651965410
Hinkley Point A19651965460
Hunterston A19641964300
Oldbury-on-Severn19671968416
Sizewell A19661966420
Trawsfynydd19651965390
Wylfa19711971840
II AGR
Date Commissioned/Estimated Commissioning DateNominal Station
Site1st Reactor2nd ReactorCapacity (MW)
Hinkley Point BSeptember 1976Mid 19771,320
Hunterston BFebruary 1976*March 1977*1,320
Dungeness BLate 1978Early 19791,200
HartlepoolEarly 1979Late 19791,320
HeyshamMid 1979Late 19791,320
* These dates refer to synchronisation with the grid, which is the statistic used by the SSEB. Comparable dates for Hinkley Point B are February 1976 and October 1976.
The following reactors have been installed in stations operated by AEA and BNFL:
TypeNumber of ReactorsOperatorSiteDate of Start-upGross Capacity (MW)
Magnox4BNFLCalderHall.1956 (2 reactors) 1958–1959 (2 reactors)240
Magnox4BNFLChapelcross.1958–1959240
AGR1AEAWindscale196233
SGHWR1AEAWinfrith1967100
PFR1AEADounreay1975250
The Government are reviewing thermal reactor choice for future orders.