Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

Nuclear Timeline

First chain reaction - Chicago Pile 1   

02 Nov 1942

First fission generated electricity - X-10 Oak Ridge   

03 Aug 1948

Calder Hall opens   

17 Sep 1956

Hinkley Point A starts generation   

01 Jul 1965

Hinkley B starts generation   

05 Jan 1976

Hunterston B starts generation   

06 Jan 1976

Heysham 1 starts generation   

01 Jan 1983

Hartlepool starts generation   

01 Jul 1983

Heysham 2 starts generation   

01 Jan 1988

Torness starts generation   

25 Apr 1988

Sizewell B on the grid   

14 Jan 1995

Hinkley Point C estimated date of first concrete   

01 Jun 2017

THORP reprocessing completed   

01 Jul 2018

Deterrent warhead replacement decision   

2019

Wylfa Newydd estimated date of first concrete   

Q4 2019

Moorside estimated date of first concrete   

Q3 2020

Magnox reprocessing completed   

2020

Vanguard Deep Maintenance Project (Refuel) ends   

2020

Sizewell C estimated date of first concrete   

Q3 2021

Winfrith - Interim End State achieved   

2021

Sellafield Capenhurst - Final site clearance achieved   

2021

Oldbury estimated date of first concrete   

Q3 2023

Hunterston B Estimated end of generation   

2023

Hartlepool Estimated end of generation   

2024

Final Astute Submarine completed in service   

2024

Heysham 1 Estimated end of generation   

2024

Wylfa Newydd online   

Q4 2025

Moorside online   

Q2 2028

First Successor in service   

2028

Sizewell C online   

Q3 2029

Dounreay - Interim End State achieved   

2029

Oldbury online   

Q4 2029

Heysham 2 Estimated end of generation   

2030

Torness Estimated end of generation   

2030

Sizewell B Estimated end of generation   

2035

Geological Disposal Facility becomes available   

2040

Harwell - Final site clearance achieved   

2064

Berkeley - Final site cearance achieved   

2079

Trawsfynydd - Final site clearance achieved   

2083

Hinkley Point A - Final site clearance achieved   

2090

Bradwell - Final site clearance achieved   

2092

Chapelcross - Final site clearance achieved   

2095

Dungerness A / Sizewell A - Final site clearance achieved   

2097

Oldbury - Final site clearance achieved   

2101

Wylfa - Final site clearance achieved   

2105

Highlights