Wylfa Nuclear Pouer Station
|Wylfa Nuclear Pouer Station|
|Kintra||Wales, United Kingdom|
|Awner(s)||Nuclear Decommissioning Authority|
|Units decommissioned||2 x 490 MW|
Wylfa Nuclear Pouer Station (Welsh: Atomfa'r Wylfa) is a former Magnox Nuclear pouer station situated wast o Cemaes Bay on the island o Anglesey, North Wales. Construction o the two 490 MW nuclear reactors, known as "Reactor 1" an "Reactor 2", began in 1963. They became operational in 1971. Wylfa was located on the coast because seawater was used as a cuilant.
In 2012 Reactor 2 was shut down. Three years later, on 30 December 2015, Reactor 1 was switched off so ending 44 years o operation at the site.
Wylfa Newydd (literally New Wylfa) is a proposed new nuclear pouer station on a site adjacent tae the old plant. An application tae build two Advanced bylin watter reactors was submitted by Horizon Nuclear Power to the Office of Nuclear Regulation on 4 April 2017.