Cofrentes is a 1,102MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant. It is located in Valencian Community, 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 Sep, 1975. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Oct, 1984. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Mar, 1985. Buy the profile here.

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Cofrentes is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by GE Power, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,102MW reactor is owned and operated by Iberdrola. The company has a stake of 100%.

The BWR reactor generates 8,078.38GWh/annum of electricity. It features 624 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in Sep, 1975 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Mar, 1985.

Contractors involved

GE Power was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Empresarios Agrupados and Gibbs & hill were selected as the architect engineers for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by GE Power. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij (RDM). The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (ST SA-533 Gr B). The civil works were carried out by Entrecanales y Tavora.

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About GE Power

GE Power, a business unit of the General Electric Company, is provider of power generation equipment, solutions and services. It offers products such as gas turbines, air quality control systems, steam turbines, boilers, generators and synchronous condensers. The company also offers upgrade solutions, rotating machines life cycle services, build service contracts, industrial plant services, digital services for steam power plants, outage services, power plant upgrades, replacements and refurbishments and decommissioning and dismantling solutions. It serves independent power producers Marine, oil and gas and other industrial customers. GE Power is headquartered in Schenectady, New York, the US.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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