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The plant consists of four second-generation pressurized water reactors with a total capacity of 2839 MWe, making it the second largest nuclear power plant in Belgium, after Nuclear Plant Tihange. Its four units are rated as follows:
Doel 1 and 2 came online in 1975, while Doel 3 and 4 came online in 1982 and 1985, respectively.
With a height of 176 meters, the two cooling towers are the most visible structure in the Port of Antwerp. Due to its proximity to the Dutch-Belgian border, the towers and the accompanying vapor can be seen in large parts of Dutch provinces of Zeeland and western North Brabant. Since 1995, one of the cooling towers has hosted a nest of peregrine falcons.
One of the outgoing powerlines crosses Schelde River in a remarkable manner, see Doel Schelde Powerline Crossing.
|Doel Nuclear Power Station|
|Commission date||15 February 1975|
|Owner(s)||Indivision Doel (EBES, INTERCOM, UNERG)|
|Operator(s)||Electrabel M.V. Nucleaire Produktie|
|Reactors operational||1 x 392 MW |
1 x 433 MW
1 x 1006 MW
1 x 1008 MW
|Power generation information|
|Annual generation||21,670 GW·h|
|Net generation||515,257 GW·h|