|Power plant location||Lingen, Lower Saxony|
|Power plant type||Pressurised-water reactor
|Electrical output (net)||1,335 MW|
|Reactor pressure||157 bar|
|Steam temperature||292 °C|
|Fuel weight||approx. 103 t|
|Cooling||Natural-draft wet cooling tower|
|Fuel elements per unit||193|
Facts and figures
Reliable power plant performance
The 1,400-megawatt unit at Emsland nuclear power station near Lingen in Lower Saxony was commissioned in 1988. Since then, it has produced around 11 billion kWh of electricity a year, with an availability factor of more than 90%. This makes Emsland power plant one of the most powerful and reliable in the industry.
Electricity for 3.5 million households
Approximately 3.5 million households are supplied with electricity in this way. Using nuclear power means that approximately 10 million tonnes less CO2 are released into the atmosphere. 300 employees contribute to the success of the power plant. In addition, the site operates its own vocational training workshop. In this way RWE provides interesting and varied training opportunities for young people from the region.
Intermediate storage facility
Lingen is operational In December 2002, the intermediate storage facility Lingen was commissioned on the site of the Emsland nuclear power plant. In line with the Atomic Energy Act, the spent fuel elements from the plant are stored there in secure “Castor” containers before being shipped to a final storage facility that has yet to be named by the Federal Government.