Gundremmingen C, Germany
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Gundremmingen C, Germany

By Carmen 22 Nov 2021

Gundremmingen C is a 1,344MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Gundremmingen Nuclear Power station. It is located in Bavaria, Germany. The nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Jul, 1976. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Nov, 1984. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Jan, 1985.

PID Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Main Contractor
374 Nuclear 1,344 1,344 Active Bavaria, Germany Framatome; HOCHTIEF

Description

Gundremmingen C is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Framatome and HOCHTIEF, are the main contractors for the project.

The 1,344MW reactor is currently owned by RWE (100%) and operated by RWE Nuclear.

Gundremmingen C is a type of BWR reactor. It features 784 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. Safety contol rods that are used to control the fission rate in the reactor are 193 in number.

Development Status

The reactor construction commenced in Jul, 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Jan, 1985.

Contractors Involved

Framatome was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Framatome was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by Framatome. The reactor vessel have been supplied by The Japan Steel Works Ltd, Framatome SAS and MAN-GHH. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (ASTM-A-508-11; 22-NI-MO-CR-37 (1.6751)). The civil works were carried out by HOCHTIEF.

About Framatome

Framatome SAS (Framatome), a subsidiary of Electricite de France SA, designs and supplies nuclear equipment and steam supply systems. The company manufactures components, fuel assemblies, instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. It provides engineering and design, instrumentation and control, licensing and commissioning, project management, plant performance, fuel services, aging and asset management services. Framatome also offers outage services maintenance, components repair and replacement and other related services. The company’s project portfolio includes Flamanville 3, Taishan 1 & 2 and Hinkley Point C. It serves defense, medical, healthcare and other sectors. The company has operations in France, Germany, China, and the US. Framatome is headquartered in Ile-de-France, France.

About HOCHTIEF

HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft (HOCHTIEF), a subsidiary of Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA, is a building and infrastructure construction company. The company executes civil engineering, supervision works, consultancy and infrastructure facility development, and construction planning and insurance of projects. The company provides property development services from design, planning to financing and marketing of commercial properties and includes public-private partnership (PPP) projects. HOCHTIEF carries out infrastructure, real estate and commercial facilities projects. It provides concessions and operation services for infrastructure and renewable energy, and offers contract-mining services. The company has operations in various countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Middle East regions. HOCHTIEF is headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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