PUBLICATIONS 2018-08-02T02:55:45+00:00


  • Nuclear power and high sea water temperatures (pdf 0.5 MB)
    This text addresses the deliberate reduction of reactor power performed when sea water temperatures become unusually high. It would be possible to adapt the reactors so that they may be operated at full power even when the sea warms. The reason for the existing temperature limitations is the economic optimisation on which the design of the reactor has been based. The cost of occasional production losses on warm summer days has been weighed against the increased costs of designing the plant for high sea water temperatures. Read the full text here.