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Dungeness B

Summary

  • Operator/Licensee: EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd
  • Parent body organisation: EDF Energy
  • Type of site: Operational
  • Location: Dungeness, Romney Marsh, Kent

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Dungeness B - Copyright EDF Engergy

Background

Dungeness B is situated near Romney Marsh, Kent on the south east coast of England.

Dungeness B is a twin reactor advanced gas-cooled (AGR) station. It was the first commercial advanced gas-cooled reactor to commence construction (1965) and started generating power in 1983.

End of generation is currently scheduled for 2018. The power station is built on a large area of open shingle, measuring 12 km by 6km. The three small towns on the headland nearest the power station are Lydd-on-Sea, Greatstone-on-Sea and Littlestone-on-Sea, which lie to the north on the east coast of the Dungeness headland.

Dungeness B produces enough energy for over 1.5 million homes and employs 550 permanent full-time staff and over 200 contractors.

Dungeness B is operated by the licence holder EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd, a subsidiary company of EDF Energy plc.