Toshiba eyes $1.65bn China nuclear deal

Toshiba is said to be poised to clinch a $1.65bn deal to provide equipment for up to eight new nuclear reactors in China.

Reports in Japanese media state that the company, through its US subsidiary Westinghouse, has beaten off competition from Russian and South Korean rivals to win the contracts, which will involve the supply of control systems, turbines and other key equipment.

The plants are all due to be operational in the 2020s and include new reactors at the existing Sanmen nuclear plant Haiyang and Sanmen (pictured) plants.

Meanwhile, Westinghouse has announced a multi-year alliance agreement with California-headquartered Bechtel to provide tailored decontamination, decommissioning and remediation (DD&R) services to US nuclear plants.

Westinghouse said the alliance “will approach nuclear plant DD&R through a strategic, management-of-actions, resources and technology – or SMART – method. Focus will be on the efficient handling of highly radioactive materials to provide the lowest-cost, lowest-risk solutions for each plant, with the end goal of maintaining a positive environmental impact.”

Mark Marano, Westinghouse president for the Americas, said: “Westinghouse is pleased to join with Bechtel to bring about the most fully integrated range of decontamination, decommissioning and remediation services available to the US nuclear energy market.

“The deployment of consolidated, proven technologies and processes from this alliance will meet the needs of US nuclear power plants that are coming off-line, ultimately allowing the opportunity to return the land to useable property.”

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