Trawsfynydd Power Station, Trawsfynydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4DT
There is parking by Llyn Trawsfynydd Cafe, where you can see the power station clearly. There is no public access to the power station.Brief Description:
Trawsfyndd nuclear power station that opened in March 1965. It is now a disused Magnox power station that decommissioned in 1991.
"The power station, which takes its name from the nearby village of Trawsfynydd, was designed by Basil Spence. The construction, which was undertaken by a consortium involving Crompton Parkinson, International Combustion, Fairey Engineering and Richardsons Westgarth, and known as the Atomic Power Constructions (APC), began in July 1959, and both of the reactors were in operation by March 1965, with the station opening fully in October 1968, at a cost of £103 million. It had two Magnox reactors producing 470 megawatts (MW) in total. The reactors were supplied by APC and the turbines by Richardsons Westgarth. The civil engineering work was undertaken by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts and Trollope & Colls. The architectural consultant for the buildings was Sir Basil Spence and the landscape architect was Sylvia Crowe.
The Welsh government has decided to redevelop the plant using small-scale reactors, as a step toward meeting the UK's targets for reducing carbon emissions. In 2021, the government chose Mike Tynan of Westinghouse to lead a company tasked with developing the new reactors. On 20 May 2022 the Government announced that the NDA will work with Cwmni Egino (the Welsh Development Agency company) to develop land adjacent to the site for a 300MW small modular reactor. Cwmni Egino said it will now discuss with interested parties and hoped to announce plans within one year."
Power Station, Trawsfynydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4DT.
01766 543210, former number for Trawsfynydd Power station
Viewable from Llyn Trawsfynydd and Canolfan Prysor Centre, Canolfan Prysor Centre Cafe and Fishing Centre, Llyn Trawsfynydd Lake
Trawsfynydd Power station is approx. 9 miles to the South of Blaenau Ffestiniog, along the A496. OS SH 689382.
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At Llyn Trawsfynydd; http://www.trawslake.com/facilities
There is a huge variety of places to eat, drink and stay in Blaenau Ffestiniog, all with stunning views.