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The Chinon Nuclear Power Plant (French: Centrale nucléaire de Chinon) is near the town of Avoine in the French Indre et Loire département, on the Loire river (approximately 10km from the town of Chinon). The power station has seven reactors, of which three are now closed.
The nuclear power station employs approximately 1,350 full time workers. The operator is the French company Électricité de France (EDF).
The site housed three of the first generation of French plants of a Magnox-type (UNGG) design. Since then, four of the first French PWR series have been built. The site uses four cooling towers that were built with a low profile for the specific purpose of not blocking the views of the Loire.
The Chinon Nuclear Power Plant is on the large side for a French plant. It feeds approximately 6% of the national electricity demand of France.Chinon Nuclear Power Plant Reactors
|Unit||Type||Net power||Total power||Construction start||Commercial operation||Shut down|
|Chinon A1||Magnox-Reactor||70 MW||80 MW||01.02.1957||01.02.1964||16.04.1973|
|Chinon A2||Magnox-Reactor||210 MW||230 MW||01.08.1959||24.02.1965||14.06.1985|
|Chinon A3||Magnox-Reactor||480 MW||480 MW||01.03.1961||04.08.1966||15.06.1990|
|Chinon B1||PWR||905 MW||954 MW||01.03.1977||01.02.1984||2024 planned|
|Chinon B2||PWR||905 MW||954 MW||01.03.1977||01.08.1984||2024 planned|
|Chinon B3||PWR||905 MW||954 MW||01.10.1980||04.03.1987||2027 planned|
|Chinon B4||PWR||905 MW||954 MW||01.02.1981||01.04.1988||2028 planned|
|Chinon Nuclear Power Plant|
|Start of commercial operation||February 1, 1964|
|Reactors active||4 (3,816 MW)|
|Reactors shut down||3 (790 MW)|
|Total power generation in 2006||23,925 GW·h|
|Average annual generation (last 5 yrs)||24,056 GW·h|
|Net generation||555,762 GW·h|