Toshiba nearing Bulgaria nuclear reactor deal

Jul 3, 2014

Toshiba nearing Bulgaria nuclear reactor deal

Toshiba Corp. is close to striking a deal to build a nuclear reactor for a Bulgarian state-owned utility firm for about ¥500 billion, company sources said Thursday. The Japanese firm plans to build the reactor with output capacity of around 1.1 million kilowatts through ...

Apr 4, 2014

Lower House stamps nuclear pacts with Turkey, UAE

The House of Representatives on Friday approved bilateral pacts that authorize the export of Japanese nuclear power plants to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The Lower House approved the pacts by majority votes, backed by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and junior partner ...

Mar 28, 2014

Retiring Shimane reactor 'an option'

In a reversal, Chugoku Electric Power Co. President Tomohide Karita stated Thursday that retiring a 40-year-old reactor at the Shimane Nuclear Power Station is “an option.” It is rare to hear a top utility official suggest the decommissioning of an aging reactor. In June, ...

Utilities eye more non-nuclear power output

Mar 26, 2014

Utilities eye more non-nuclear power output

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and three other utilities are contemplating boosting non-nuclear thermal power generation by either building new facilities or expanding existing plants. Tepco is planning a major increase in capacity by building facilities to generate around 6 million kilowatts, equivalent to nearly ...