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Nuclear power plants, world-wide, reactor types

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Mainly pressurized water reactors (PWR) are used in the nuclear power plants world-wide – 65 % according to the number, 70 % according to the output - followed by boiling water reactors (BWR) – 17 % according to the number, 19 % according to the output.

reactor type

operational

number

Electr. net
output MW

PWR

Pressurized Light-Water-Moderated and Cooled Reactor

291

272.765

BWR

Boiling Light-Water-Cooled and Moderated Reactor

78

75.208

PHWR

Pressurized Heavy-Water-Moderated and Cooled Reactor

49

24.634

GCR

Gas-Cooled, Graphite-Moderated Reactor

14

7.720

LWGR

Light-Water-Cooled, Graphite-Moderated Reactor

15

10.219

FBR

Fast Breeder Reactor

3

1.369

Total

450

391.915

Nuclear Power Plants, world-wide, reactor types, 28 November 2016

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