Doel nuclear power plant
The Doel nuclear power station (KCD) is located in the port of Antwerp on the left bank of the Scheldt near the village of Doel. On the site there are 4 nuclear reactors PWR (pressurized water reactor) with a total capacity of 2,905 MW. They were put into operation in the period 1975-1985. The plant represents about 15% of total electricity production capacity in Belgium.
News and topics
The Doel nuclear power plant adopts an open communication policy. Throughout the year, it organises a range of communication activities including brochures, meetings, press conference and releases, etc.
If you are a journalist and wish to contact us, please get in touch with the Communication Manager at the Doel power plant:
Tel.: +32 3 202 29 90
Messages et publications Doel (INES and other)
If you are a contractor, you will find here all information you need (general and specific conditions, documents to fill in, access procedures…).
Long term operation
Did you know that our Tihange 1 and Doel 1 & 2 nuclear power stations are far from obsolete, but instead still meet the strictest international standards? Or that on average we invest 300 million euros annually in our nuclear power stations? Indeed they are no longer the power stations of 40 years ago; over the course of the years they have been constantly updated and modernised. Doel 1 & 2 and Tihange 1 have around 90% availability, making them among the best 25% nuclear power stations worldwide. And did you know that of the 443 reactors in operation around the world, 63 are still operating safely after a lifetime of 40 years? Or that in the world as a whole, nuclear power stations routinely have their operating lifetime extended to 60 or even 80 years?
Press note LTO Doel 1 and Doel 2 (in French)Read all about it at the AFCN website
Status of the 4 units at 12 October 2018
Doel 1: planned stop (overhaul)
Doel 2: planned stop (overhaul)
Doel 3: operational
Doel 4: planned stop (overhaul)Press releases ENGIE Electrabel
Profile of the 4 units
Dialogue with local people
The Local Residents’ Committee
The Klankbordraad (local residents’ committee) was set up in 1998 in Doel with a view to reinforcing the links between local people and the power plant. At its meetings, the committee covers topics and questions related to the activities of the nuclear power plant in total transparency.Composition of the Local Residents’ Committee
In recent years, many interested parties visited the Doel power plant. Given the increasingly stringent guidelines to gain access to a nuclear site in Belgium, it was no longer possible to continue to offer visits on a large scale. ENGIE Electrabel therefore is forced to stop the PR company visits to its facilities. Through our website you will still find very interesting information about our nuclear plants and the Belgian Nuclear Forum offers a fascinating look at the world of nuclear energy.Visit the Nuclear Forum website
Doelbewust is the information magazine of the Doel nuclear power plant. Local residents of the plant receive it several times a year free of charge. It contains information about the activities in and around the plant and talks about the important role of the employees.
Doelbewust archives (in Dutch)Environmental report 2018 (in Dutch)