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November 11, 2021

Isar 2, Germany

By Carmen

Isar 2 is a 1,485MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Isar Nuclear Power Plant. 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 Sep, 1982. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Jan, 1988. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Apr, 1988.

PID Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Main Contractor
482 Nuclear 1,485 1,485 Active Bavaria, Germany Framatome

Description

Isar 2 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Framatome, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,485MW reactor is operated by PreussenElektra. PreussenElektra and Stadtwerke Munchen are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 75% and 25% respectively.

Isar 2 is a type of PWR reactor. It features 193 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development Status

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The reactor construction commenced in Sep, 1982 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Apr, 1988.

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 has been supplied by MAN Gutehoffnungshutte. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (20MnMoNi55;22NiMoCr37). The civil works were carried out by ARGE-SH Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur zeitgemaßes Bauen GmbH and Kernkraftwerk Isar.

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.

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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