About Hunterston B

Hunterston B is a nuclear power station on the west coast of Scotland. It is capable of supplying electricity to approximately 1.7 million UK homes.

  • Station Director: Colin Weir 
  • Total supply to the national grid: 965MW 
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors 
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1968
  • Start of generation: 1976
  • Estimated decommissioning date: 2023
  • People: Approximately 520 full time EDF Energy employees plus over 250 full time contract partners

Power station - Hunterston B

Hunterston B is a nuclear power station on the west coast of Scotland. It is capable of supplying electricity to approximately 1.5 million UK homes.

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At Hunterston B we have been conducting the most extensive investigation programme ever undertaken on the graphite core of our reactors.  You can find out more about the role of graphite in our reactors, and the results of our inspections by following the link below.

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Visit us

Drop into our visitor centre or book a station tour to see for yourself how we generate electricity in a nuclear power station. 

Our visitor centre has an interactive exhibition where you can find out more about nuclear power generation. We also offer pre-booked tours of the power station and it's all free of charge. 

Community

EDF Energy and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority hold regular joint meetings (Site Stakeholder Group or SSG) with local people, the media, council and emergency services representatives and local politicians to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site. This meeting is independently chaired. 

The next SSG is 6 December 2018 at Seamill Hydro Hotel, 39 Ardrossan Road, Seamill, KA23 9ND. Lunch is at 1pm, followed by the meeting at 1.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend; these meetings will be advertised in the local press.

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