José Cabrera nuclear power plant

José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station
Zorita NPP
José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station
Location of José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station
Country Spain

40°20′57″N 2°53′4″W / 40.34917°N 2.88444°W / 40.34917; -2.88444Coordinates: 40°20′57″N 2°53′4″W / 40.34917°N 2.88444°W / 40.34917; -2.88444

Construction began 1964
Commission date August 13, 1969
Decommission date April 30, 2006
Owner(s) Union Fenosa Generation S.A.
Operator(s) Union Electrica Fenosa, S.A.
Reactors decom. 1 x 150 MW
Power generation
Annual generation 392 GW·h
Net generation 34,628 GW·h
As of August 1, 2007

The José Cabrera Nuclear Power Station (also known as Zorita[1]) is a nuclear power station in Almonacid de Zorita, 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of Madrid, Spain.

The power plant consists of a single PWR of 160 MWe. It was operated by Unión Fenosa.[2]

Central nuclear José Cabrera is the plant name in Spanish, and the name of a 1969 documentary film concerning the plant.


Construction of the power station started in 1964. It was commissioned in 1968, and it operated from 1968 until 2006. In 2006, it was closed by ministerial order.[2]

On 11 February 2010, Unión Fenosa transferred the site's ownership to Enresa,a Spanish company responsible for decommissioning the power station. Enresa plans to clear the site by the end of 2015.[2]

2003 incident

The Nuclear Safety Council has investigated the plant's deficient security system and a missing screw that prevented the reactor from resuming operations after a month-long refueling operation in December 2003.

Westinghouse Electric Company has secured a contract for dismantling and segmentation of the Jose Cabrera nuclear power station.

See also


External links

  • Plant information summary (in Spanish).
  • Plant description (in Spanish) and site photo.
  • IMDB entry for the 1969 film.

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