Reactors, Waste Management & Decommissioning

MHI ships radioactive water storage tanks to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) began shipments of tanks for storing contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

MHI will ship a total of 10 units from the Futami Plant or its Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works in Akashi City by the end of May. The vertical tanks are made of welded carbon steel and measure 8.1m in diameter, 15.6m in height and 16mm in thickness, with a storage capacity of 700 cubic meters.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the Fukushima plant, is switching from the current flange and horizontal-type tanks to the vertical tanks of welded construction. MHI will install the tanks at the plant.

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