Location: South of Morecambe on the north west coast of England.
Reactor type: AGR
Net electrical output: 1160 MW. Heysham 1 is capable of supplying nearly 2.5 million homes - enough electricity to keep three cities the size of Liverpool supplied during peak loading hours.
No. of reactors: 2
Built: 1970-1983 (Reactor 1) 1970-1984 (Reactor 2)
Start of generation: 8 July 1983
Output for the year ended 31 December 2011: 8.6 TWh
Estimated decommissioning date: 2019
Address: EDF Energy, Heysham 1 power station, Morecambe, Lancashire LA3 2XQ.
Heysham reception: +44 (0)1524 853131
Heysham nature trail: For further information contact Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
Heysham 1 station director: Ian Stewart
Appointed Station Director for Heysham 1 in 2011, previously Ian was Station Director at Hunterston B from July 2009.
Ian's career began in 1977 when he joined the CEGB on the South East region's 5 year technical staff training programme. He spent a year at the design office in Barnwood's before transferring to Berkley power station.
In 1989 Ian transferred to PWRs and spent 16 years based at Sizewell B working in commissioning and as a Group Head in system engineering and maintenance, before becoming Sizewell's Commercial Manager in 2000. Progressing to Performance Improvement Manager, then Systems Health Manager, Ian became the Sizewell B Plant Manager in January 2007 before transferring to the same position at Heysham 1 in May 2007.
At Heysham 1 Ian took the role of Acting Station Director for 6 months through to June 2008 and then became the lead station person in the BCU recovery project for 7 months, returning to Plant Manager in February 2009. Ian holds a BEng in electrical engineering, a Masters degree in engineering management and is a chartered engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
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