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In the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, manufacturers have boosted exports of coal-fired thermal power equipment and systems, and received enough orders to build facilities with a combined generating capacity of 20 million kw, equivalent to the output of 20 nuclear power plants, trade ministry data showed Saturday.

Japanese companies make efficient coal-fired thermal power generation systems, which are in strong demand in Asia’s emerging economies where more power is needed, as well as in Eastern Europe, where facilities need upgrading.

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