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Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland

Started construction

1967

Start of operation

1976

Planned closure date

2016

Output

1,288MW

Plant type

Nuclear

Location

North Ayrshire, Scotland

Estimated investment

Work to extend life around £90m

Employment

670 staff

Owner/operator

British Energy plc

Fuel

Enriched uranium

Reactors

Two parallel 610MWe (nominal) advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs)

Moderator

Graphite moderator and pressurised CO<span class="sub">2</span> coolant
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