Almaraz II Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear power in Spain

Almaraz II Nuclear Power Plant

ConceptData
Location10300 Navalmoral de la Mata (Cáceres)
Start of commercial operationJuly 1st, 1984
Installed power1,044.5 MW
Production data from June 2020
Gross accumulated production from source274,589,870 MWh
Monthly production683,400 MWh
Accumulated production for the year4,199,369 MWh

Located in the province of Cáceres, in the natural district known as Campo Arañuelo, the Almaraz II Nuclear Power Plant is cooled by water from the Arrocampo Reservoir on the Tajo River. The plant site occupies an area of 1,683 hectares in the municipal areas of Almaraz, Saucedilla, Serrejón and Romangordo, where thinly wooded pastures and irrigated crops are the most common methods of land exploitation. The land lends itself more to grazing than it does to crops, and there are abundant holly oak and cork plantations.

Earth movement began in 1972, and in May 1973 the first concrete was laid at the site. The first group initiated operation in 1981 and the second in 1983. In the case of this plant, 81% of the total construction and assembly work was done by Spanish companies.

Nobody is more aware of the extremely important contribution that the construction and start-up of the two groups of the Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant has made to the economic and social development of the region than the local population. During the years of the construction period, the accumulated employment figures exceeded 30,000 man-years, reaching a a peak of 4,500 workers in 1976.

During the years of the construction period, the employment rate was over 30,000 man-years

In addition to its outstanding contribution to employment in the area, the Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant has directly collaborated and participated in the modernisation of infrastructures and in the organisation of social events in its area of influence.

In order for everybody to have an opportunity to learn about the Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant and what it does, an Information Centre was installed from the very beginning of the project. The purpose of this Centre is to explain the main characteristics of nuclear energy and to show how the sites operate.

Almaraz II Nuclear Power Plant

Titularity and production

The owners of Almaraz I and II are Iberddrola (53%), Endesa (36%) and Gas Natural (11%).

In 2019, the gross electric energy production generated by unit II was 7,982.1 GWh. From the start of its commercial operation in July 1984 to 31s December 2019, it has accumulated 270,390 GWh. That same year, the gross electric energy production generated by both units was 16,966 GWh.

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