Wylfa Power Station

Wylfa power station, located on the north coast of Anglesey has two Magnox nuclear reactors and four turbine generators. Wylfa power station meets more than 40% of Wales’ electricity needs and on a typical day, the power station supplies 23 million Kilowatt hours of electricity, enough to meet the needs of two cities the size of Liverpool and Manchester put together.

Cemlyn Bay Panorama

Java viewer – Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey, N. Wales.

Wylfa power station is the second pre-stressed concrete pressure vessel built in the UK and is the last Magnox plant to be built, with the design being superseded by the Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR). Construction of Wylfa power station commenced in 1963 and it started supplying electricity to the grid in 1971.

Wylfa power station is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and is operated, on their behalf, by Magnox Electric Ltd.

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