Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant
Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant (German: Kernkraftwerk Brokdorf, or KBR) is close to the municipality of Brokdorf
Brokdorf is a municipality in the district of Steinburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.-Anti Nuclear protests:The Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant is located in Brokdorf. During the building phase in the 70's and 80's there were violent protests of nuclear power by opponents...

 in Steinburg
Steinburg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Dithmarschen, Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Segeberg and Pinneberg, and by the Elbe River .-History:...

, Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the sixteen states of Germany, comprising most of the historical duchy of Holstein and the southern part of the former Duchy of Schleswig...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. It started in October 1986 by a first-of-its-kind joint venture between PreussenElektra
PreussenElektra was a German electric company that existed from 1927 to 2000. From its founding until around 1970, it was owned by the Republic of Prussia and the Federal Republic of Germany...

 and Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke (HEW). During the construction phase in the 70's and 80's, there were violent protests against nuclear power at the location.

Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GmbH
Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GmbH
Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GmbH has ownership in three nuclear power plants in Germany. It is located in Überseering 12, 22297 Hamburg.* Brunsbüttel Nuclear Power Plant , taken out of service in 2007.* Krümmel Nuclear Power Plant , reactor not in service since 4 July...

 owns 20% and E.ON
E.ON AG, marketed with an interpunct as E•ON, is the holding company of the world's largest investor-owned energy service provider based in Düsseldorf, Germany. The name comes from the Greek word aeon which means eternity....


The plant is a pressurized water reactor
Pressurized water reactor
Pressurized water reactors constitute a large majority of all western nuclear power plants and are one of three types of light water reactor , the other types being boiling water reactors and supercritical water reactors...

 with uranium dioxide fuel elements, which are used in degrees of enrichment of 1.9%, 2.5% and 3.5%. It also uses MOX fuel
MOX fuel
Mixed oxide fuel, commonly referred to as MOX fuel, is nuclear fuel that contains more than one oxide of fissile material. MOX fuel contains plutonium blended with natural uranium, reprocessed uranium, or depleted uranium. MOX fuel is an alternative to the low-enriched uranium fuel used in the...

. There are 193 fuel assemblies In the reactor, with a total heavy-metal weight of 103 tons. The power station has a thermal output of 3765 MW, as well as an electrical output of 1440 MW. It belongs to the 3rd PWR generation in Germany. With a net generation of just under 12 billion a kWh, it was the worldwide leader in 2005.

The decommissioning of the plant is now planned for 2021.
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