Unterweser nuclear power plant is located on the lower reaches of the River Weser in the rural district of Wesermarsch in Lower Saxony. It was first commissioned in 1978 and was world champion in terms of annual power generation in 1980, 1981 and 1993.
Following Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy, Unterweser along with seven other nuclear power plants was shut down in March 2011. The permit to decommission and dismantle the power plant has been granted on 5th February 2018 and decommissioning has started two weeks later.
Did you know?
Until it was shut down in March 2011, Unterweser held the world record in power generation. No other single-unit power plant in the world had ever generated a total of 305 billion kW/h of electricity until then.
Operator: PreussenElektra GmbH
Owner: E.ON Kernkraft (100%)
Reactor type: Pressurized water reactor
Net capacity: 1.345 MW