Emsland, KKE is a 1,406MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Emsland nuclear power plant. It is located in Lower Saxony, Germany. 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 Aug, 1982. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Apr, 1988. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Jun, 1988. Buy the profile here.


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

The 1,406MW reactor is currently owned by RWE (100%) and operated by RWE Nuclear.

The PWR reactor generates 10,779.48GWh/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 61 in number.

The reactor consists of 1 steam turbine.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in Aug, 1982 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Jun, 1988.

Contractors Involved

Framatome was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by Framatome. The reactor vessel has been supplied by Gutehoffnungshutte Sterkrade (GHH). The material used for the construction of the vessel is Alloyed Steel (20MnMoNi55;22NiMoCr37). The civil works were carried out by Arge Strahlemschuts and Framatome.

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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.

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