Comanche Peak 1 is a 1,259MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station. It is located in Texas, the US. 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 Dec, 1974. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Apr, 1990. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Aug, 1990. Buy the profile here.
Comanche Peak 1 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Westinghouse Electric, the main contractor for the project.
The 1,259MW reactor is owned and operated by Luminant Generation. The company has a stake of 100%.
The PWR reactor generates 9,325.62GWh/annum of electricity. It features 193 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 53 in number.
The reactor construction commenced in Dec, 1974 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Aug, 1990.
Siemens was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Gibbs & hill was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by GE Power. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Combustion Engineering. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (SA 533 B/SA 508). The civil works were carried out by Brown & Root.
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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.