Chapelcross-3, United Kingdom

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Permanent Shutdown
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessGCR
VendorUK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
OwnerNuclear Decommissioning Authority
ModelMAGNOX
OperatorMagnox Electric Limited
Capacity Net48 MWe
Capacity Gross60 MWe
Capacity Thermal260 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 October 1955
Criticality31 August 1959
Grid Connection1 November 1959
Commercial Operation1 December 1959
Shutdown29 June 2004
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life14.2 TWh
Capacity Factor Life85.5 %
 

 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
197350391.68876089.4100
197450389.5876088.9100
197550374.75875785.6100
197648380.9807290.391.9
197748344.05740881.884.6
197848356.1761684.786.9
197948329.5695978.679.7
198048324679076.877.3
198148328.5709178.181
198248344.25747581.985.3
198349358772783.488.2
198448330.25699178.379.6
198548356.6836584.895.5
198648362.82876086.3100
198748367.8876087.5100
198848359.35878485.2100
198948342.05876081.4100
199048356.88876084.9100
199148339.23876080.7100
199248360.65878485.5100
199348380.23876090.4100
199448387.95876092.3100
199548385.93091.80
199648389.4092.40
199700000
199800000
199900000
200000000
200100000
200200000
200300000
Total:8640.37

Source: Operating details - IAEA PRIS
Note: "0" signifies a zero value, or no data available. Data from 1972 or later. 

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