Thursday, May 22, 2008

Toshiba Expects 33 Reactor Orders by 2015

From the World Nuclear News:

Japan's Toshiba Corporation expects orders for at least 33 nuclear power reactors by 2015, and plans to expand all its nuclear businesses over the period to 2020, according to the company's president.

The predictions were made earlier this month in Strategies for Growth 2008, the company's outline of the business directions planned for all its divisions. In a question and answer session, the company said that 33 units could be a conservative estimate, adding "we believe it is possible that the number of orders might increase." The Toshiba presentation does not say where it expects the orders for 33 units to come from but highlights the US, China, South Africa and the UK as countries with plans for new projects and where it is making sales efforts. The company plans to more than double its current annual sales target for the nuclear division, to ¥1 trillion ($9.6 billion) in 2020. ...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

With Toshiba-Westinghouse doing APWR as well as AP1000, perhaps 33 orders is possible. I wonder how many orders GE-Hitachi expects for ABWR and ESBWR?

Joseph Somsel said...

Actually, Toshiba-Westinghouse is offering the ABWR and the AP100. Toshiba shared in the development of the ABWR and has independently built a unit in Japan. They also are providing the South Texas Project units 3 and 4. Hitachi/GE also in marketing the ABWR in the US.

Mitsubishi is selling the APWR as at Commanche Peak in Texas.