Brokdorf nuclear power plant is located near the town of Glückstadt in Schleswig-Holstein on the banks of the River Elbe. It was commissioned in 1986 and has been operated successfully without exception ever since. In terms of annual power production Brokdorf has been among the world’s top ten nuclear power plants 21 times so far, and among the top three 12 times, and it has even been the “World champion power plant” on two occasions.
Following Germany’s decision in 2011 to implement an accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy, Brokdorf will cease commercial operation by 31 December 2021.
Did you know?
On average the Brokdorf nuclear power plant generates about 11 billion kW/h of electricity a year. This corresponds to about half the power generated in Schleswig-Holstein, and almost 90 percent of power demand in Germany’s northernmost state.
Climate protection: Every year the Brokdorf nuclear power plant produces roughly 11 billion kW/h of low-carbon electricity, saving almost 10 million tons of CO2 and thus making a sustainable contribution to climate protection.
Operator: PreussenElektra GmbH
Shareholders: PreussenElektra (80%), Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy (20%)
Employees: 326 (22 of which are apprentices), as well as numerous partner company employees
Reactor type: Pressurized water reactor
Net capacity: 1,410 MW