Nuclear Power Plant

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Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear Power Plant.png
Consumes Nuclear Fuel Rods and Water to produce electricity for the power grid. Produces Nuclear Waste, which is extracted from the conveyor belt output.
Resource consumption will automatically be lowered to meet power demands.
Unlocked at Tier 7 - Nuclear Power
Category Power
Subcategory Generators
Power Generated 2500 MW
Fuel Nuclear Fuel Rod
  • 1 Pipeline
  • 1 Conveyor
  • 1 Conveyor
Width 38 m
Length 43 m
Height 49 m
Required Items
Heavy Modular Frame.png
High-Speed Connector.png

The Nuclear Power Plant is a building that generates power using Nuclear Fuel Rods and Water, producing Nuclear Waste in the process.

It generates 2500 MW at 100% Clock speed. At 100% power utilization, a Nuclear Power Plant consumes 0.2 Nuclear Fuel Rods and 300 m3 of Water per minute, which disallows the power plant to sustain overclocked production due to the throughput limit of Pipelines, and produces 5 barrels of Waste per minute. Each Nuclear Fuel Rod lasts for 300 seconds, which is equivalent to 750 000 MJ (750 GJ).

Nuclear Power Plants scale differently with overclocking than any other generator buildings; its power exponent is 1/1.321928 instead of 1/1.3.

Generators per Uranium node[edit | edit source]

A single normal Uranium node can support the following number of Nuclear Power Plants operating at peak capacity, without the use of alternate recipes:

Miner Uranium/min Water Extractors Water m3/min Nuclear Power Plants Total
Mk.1 60 7.5 900 3 7500 MW 15
Mk.2 120 15 1800 6 15000 MW 30
Mk.3 240 30 3600 12 30000 MW 60
Mk.3 @ 250% 600 75 9000 30 75000 MW 150

Here is a calculator to determine all the Raw Materials, Buildings Needed, Total Power and more on a spreadsheet. Alternative recipes are used. Nuclear Power Spreadsheet

Production of Nuclear Fuel Rods using 60 Uranium/min with original recipe

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The old version shown in its teaser video had the nuclear reactor exposed to the ambient. The fuel rods were operated by a robotic arm, which could occasionally drop the fuel rod to the cooling liquid under the reactor. The belt input was located at the front and output at the back rather than right next to each other.
  • Prior to its official implementation, it was revealed that the design of the Nuclear Reactor/Power Plant has been changed.[1]
  • When building on foundations, it is possible to remove 5 foundations at the center of its footprint and yet Nuclear Power Plant can still be built on it without getting the 'Floor is too steep' warning, as long as each of its support lands on the foundation.

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