Posts tagged as Japan

What is the future of nuclear power?

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017 (WNISR2017) provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear power plant data, including information on operation, production and construction. The WNISR2017 assesses the status of new-build programmes in current nuclear countries as well as in potential newcomer countries. This is the Introduction to the report. Click here to download the […]

Fuel assemblies for Japanese nuclear plant

  Areva has signed a contract with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI)  for the fabrication of 32 mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies for the Takahama 3 and 4 reactors operated by Kansaï Electric. The supply of MOX fuel assemblies for Kansaï is a follow-up to agreements signed with Japanese utilities from 1975 onwards for the treatment of […]

A windy alternative

  Following a major nuclear disaster in Japan, the Japanese government decided to shut down all the country’s more than 50 nuclear plants. One of the focus areas for alternative sources of energy is wind power, and since Japan is a crowded and mountainous country, the search for sites has moved offshore, with floating turbines […]

Floating wind turbines and substation

  Fukushima Shinpuu, the largest floating offshore wind turbine in the world – with 7 MW output capacity – is moored off the Japanese coast near the port of Onahama. The rotor blades reach a height of 188,5 m and the hub is 105 m above the surface of the sea. It took five tug boats […]