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Chapelcross

Summary

  • Operator/Licensee: Magnox Limited
  • Parent body organisation: Energy Solution Inc
  • Type of site: Defueling
  • Location: Dumfriesshire

Magnox website

Chapelcross - Copyright Magnox Limited

Background

Chapelcross is a four-reactor station with eight 30 MW turbines now undergoing early decommissioning. At full power when operational, the station produced enough electricity to supply every home in South West Scotland, the Borders and Cumbria.

It was the first nuclear power station built in Scotland. Electricity generation started in 1959 and ceased in June 2004.

Magnox Limited is the management and operations contractor responsible for the day-to-day operation of the site under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.