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The Civaux Nuclear Power Plant is located in the commune of Civaux (Vienne) at the edge of Vienne River between Confolens (55 km upstream) and Chauvigny (16 km downstream), and 34 km south-east of Poitiers.
Civaux Nuclear Power Plant has two operating units that were the precursors to the European Pressurized Reactor, being the "N4 stage". Designed for a net power output of 1450 MWe per unit, power was uprated to 1495 MWe in 2003. Water from the Vienne River is used for cooling.
As of 2004, 692 people work at the plant, with 12.9% women.
On May 12, 1998 there was a leak on an elbow in a pipe of the RCS. Water leaked out at the rate of 30 cubic meters per hour. It was classified as 2 on the INES scale.
|Unit||Type||Net power||Total power||Commercial operation|
|CIVAUX-1||PWR||1495 MW||1561 MW||2002/01/29|
|CIVAUX-2||PWR||1495 MW||1561 MW||2002/04/23|
|Civaux Nuclear Power Plant|
|Official name||Centrale Nucléaire de Civaux|
|Reactors operational||2 x 1561 MW|
|Power generation information|
|Installed capacity||3,122 MW|
|Annual generation||21,458 GW·h|
|Net generation||130,417 GW·h|