Coal, Nuclear

Hitachi plans $265 mln nuclear plant capacity boost

10 September 2007 — Hitachi Ltd said it will invest 30 billion yen ($265 million) by around 2010 to boost capacity at its nuclear power equipment factory in Japan.

Hitachi’s nuclear power equipment factory in Ibaraki prefecture near Tokyo makes main structures inside nuclear reactors and it plans to build an additional plant there for items such as carbon-based parts and introduce a production line for welding large structures by 2010. Hitachi started beefing up capacity at the plant last year as it prepared for an expected demand rush after 2010.