Nuclear power stations

ENGIE Electrabel operates seven nuclear reactors: four in Doel and three in Tihange with a total capacity of almost 6 000 MW. They count 2 000 collaborators and their production covers about 55% of the electricity consumption in Belgium. Discover here also other figures and facts and actual information about the two nuclear sites.

Inspections of the reactor vessels of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear power stations yielded findings that require further analysis by internal and external experts. The reactors will not be restarted until all results are in.

The ENGIE Electrabel nuclear power plants adopt an open communication policy. Throughout the year, they each organise a range of communication activities.

The Doel and Tihange nuclear power plants attach a great deal of importance to integrating with the life of their region. They have set up consultation bodies and they keep local people informed.

There is often still an air of mystery surrounding everything to do with nuclear energy. ENGIE Electrabel offers the chance to get to know this universe. A visit to a nuclear power plant is a good starting point.

When the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in March 2011, the Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered serious damage. Following these events, Europe decided to submit all nuclear power plants to stress tests.

ENGIE Electrabel has undertaken a thorough and systematic investigation into the aspects linked to the long-term operation of the Doel 1&2 and Tihange 1 nuclear power plants, and especially the nuclear safety aspects.