Oldbury Nuclear Pouer Station

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Oldbury Nuclear Pouer Station
KintraIngland, Unitit Kinrick
LocationSooth Gloucestershire
Coordinates51°38′56″N 2°34′15″W / 51.648889°N 2.570833°W / 51.648889; -2.570833Coordinates: 51°38′56″N 2°34′15″W / 51.648889°N 2.570833°W / 51.648889; -2.570833
Commission date1967
Decommission date2012
Awner(s)Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Operator(s)Magnox Ltd
Pouer generation
Mak an modelAssociated Electrical Industries
C. A. Parsons and Company
Units decommissioned2 X 217 MW
Nameplate capacity434 MW
626 MW (Planned)

Oldbury nuclear pouer station is a closed nuclear pouer station located on the sooth bank o the River Severn close tae the village o Oldbury-on-Severn in Sooth Gloucestershire, Ingland. It was operated bi Magnox Ltd on behalf o the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Oldbury is one o four stations located close tae the mouth o the River Severn an the Bristol Channel, the others bein Berkeley, Hinkley Point A, and Hinkley Point B.

Future nuclear plant plans[eedit | eedit soorce]

Horizon Nuclear Power, an E.ON an RWE joint venture, announced in 2009 intentions tae install up tae 3,300 MWe o new nuclear plant at Oldbury. Horizon is considering building either two 1,650 MWe Areva EPR reactors, or three 1,100 MWe Westinghouse AP1000 reactors. As the Severn estuary watter supply would be inadequate tae cuil these larger reactors, cuilin touers would be built.[1][2]

On 18 October 2010 the Breetish govrenment announced that Oldbury was one o the echt sites it considered suitable for future nuclear pouer stations.[3]

On 29 March 2012 E.ON an RWE npower announced that their plans tae build the new pouer station had been shelved.[4]

In Late 2012, It was announced that Hitachi had bought the UK Nuclear project from E.ON an RWE. Horizon Nuclear Power (a subsidiary o Hitachi) plans tae build Advanced bylin watter reactors (ABWR) at this site along with Wylfa Nuclear Pouer Station, the lead site.

The construction o the new station will not start until the new station at Wylfa is operational. This is tae gain knowledge an learn from the construction o Wylfa Newydd (umwhile Wylfa B) an tae correct any problems that may arise during construction.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. James Murray (30 Apryle 2009). "RWE/E.ON and EDF win nuclear auction". BusinessGreen. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. "FAQs: OLDBURY". Horizon Nuclear Power. Archived frae the original on 12 Julie 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  3. "Nuclear power: Eight sites identified for future plants". BBC News. BBC. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  4. "RWE and E.On halt UK nuclear plans at Wylfa and Oldbury". BBC. 29 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2012.