Almaraz 2 is a 1,044MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant. It is located in Extremadura, Spain. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Jul, 1973. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Oct, 1983. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Jul, 1984. Buy the profile here.

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Almaraz 2 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Westinghouse Electric, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,044MW reactor is operated by Centrales Nucleares Almaraz-Trillo. Iberdrola Generacion Nuclear SAU, Endesa and Gas Natural Fenosa Generacion SLU are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 53%, 36% and 11% respectively.

The PWR reactor generates 7,527.14GWh/annum of electricity. It features 157 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in Jul, 1973 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Jul, 1984.

Contractors involved

Siemens was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Empresarios Agrupados was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by Westinghouse Electric. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Westinghouse Electric. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Carbon Steel (CST SS Clad). The civil works were carried out by Ferrovial SA and Acciona.

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About Westinghouse Electric

Westinghouse Electric Co LLC (Westinghouse) a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, is a nuclear energy company. It offers nuclear plant products, technologies, nuclear fuel, plant design and related services to utilities across the world. The company carries out development, licensing, detailed engineering, project management, component manufacturing and offers startup support for new nuclear plants. It provides a comprehensive range of nuclear fuel and operating plant products and services; and decontamination and decommissioning, and waste management services. It operates through regional offices in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Westinghouse is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, the US.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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