Nuclear, Reactors

Toshiba’s Westinghouse bags orders for four nuclear reactors: report

4 April 2008 – Toshiba’s US unit Westinghouse will receive orders to build four nuclear power plants in the US valued at a total 1.4 trillion yen ($13.7bn), Nikkei English News reported.

Bloomberg reports that utilities Scana and Southern are expected to commission two plants in Georgia and two in South Carolina that will have reactors capable of generating 1.1 GW, Nikkei said.

Toshiba has won 1 trillion yen in orders for nuclear plants in China since buying Westinghouse Electric Co. for $4.2bn in 2006, and the Scana and Southern contracts will be Westinghouse’s first within the US since the purchase, Nikkei wrote.

The two utility companies filed applications with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in March and may sign a contract with Toshiba as early as April, with the facilities anticipated to be running between 2016 and 2019, Nikkei said.