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MHI Completes Construction of Plant Dedicated to Nuclear Power Generation Core Component Production.

Tokyo, Sept 11, 2009 - (JCN JCN Japan Corporate News
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 Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI MHI Manufactured Housing Institute
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) has completed the construction of a new manufacturing plant at its Takasago Machinery Works in Hyogo Prefecture dedicated to production of steam turbine Steam turbine

A machine for generating mechanical power in rotary motion from the energy of steam at temperature and pressure above that of an available sink. By far the most widely used and most powerful turbines are those driven by steam.
 rotors for nuclear power plants (NPP NPP Nuclear Power Plant
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), a core component of nuclear power generation systems. The new state-of-the-art facility is capable of integrated production A farming system that produces high quality food and other products by using natural resources and regulating mechanisms to replace polluting inputs and to secure sustainable farming.  of rotors, from material processing to finished products, at a rate of 10 units per year.

The new plant will play a key role for US-APWR and EU-APWR NPPs by producing one of the world's largest NPP turbines, featuring 70-inch class turbine blades. The US-APWR and EU-APWR are MHI's 1,700 MWe (megawatt electric) class advanced pressurized water reactors Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor is a type of nuclear reactor which is an improved version of existing Pressurized Water Reactor types. Examples include Westinghouse's AP600 and AP1000, Areva's EPR and Mitsubishi's APWR.  (APWR APWR Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor
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) for the US and EU markets, respectively. The plant will also contribute to ensuring the stable, reliable and highly efficient operation of existing and planned domestic NPPs.

The new rotor production plant is central to MHI's initiative to strengthen its production structure for high-efficiency, large-size NPP turbines, which are expected to see increasing demand in the years ahead. The plant will boost MHI's annual rotor production capacity from the current six units to 10 and significantly push forward the company's plan to establish a "two NPPs per year" production structure. Incorporating an array of the industry's most advanced production equipment, the plant will ensure high-quality processing at each production stage and enhance production capacity through streamlining. In the future, coupled with a plant dedicated to processing 70-inch class forged turbine blades to be completed within this fiscal year, the facility will underpin the production and supply of high-efficiency, large-size NPP turbines.

NPP turbines are a key component of nuclear power generation facilities. A rotor functions as the turbine shaft or axis - a rotating body into which the blades are set. To date, MHI has manufactured and supplied turbines for all 24 pressurized water reactors Noun 1. pressurized water reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
PWR

water-cooled reactor - nuclear reactor using water as a coolant
 (PWR PWR pressurized-water reactor

Noun 1. PWR - a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
pressurized water reactor
) NPPs in operation or under construction in Japan - making a total power output equivalent to more than 20,000 MWe. The company has also received export orders for NPP turbines from countries including China, Spain and Slovenia.

MHI is one among the world's leading suppliers capable of satisfying all NPP-related needs: from basic planning of PWR NPPs to design, manufacture, inspection, installation, test operation and services after startup. Based on its track record of numerous PWR NPP constructions, the company is currently conducting marketing activities and business negotiations for the US/EU-APWRs, which are among the world's largest PWRs. Together with AREVA it is also jointly developing the "ATMEA1," a 1,100 MWe class PWR. MHI has further been focusing its activities on the enhanced PWR (APWR) that is planned for construction in Japan and on the development of a next-generation PWR, demand for which is expected to emerge around 2030.

MHI's initiative to construct dedicated plants for NPP turbines is the company's response to robust development of this market. Going forward, leveraging the completion of its new plant, MHI aims to conduct further aggressive marketing activities for its PWRs and components.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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: 7011, 'MHI'), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 3,203 billion yen in fiscal 2007 (year ended March 31, 2008). MHI's diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry rock·et·ry  
n.
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the science and technology of the design and operation of rockets

 and air-conditioning systems. For more information, please visit the MHI website at www.mhi.co.jp.

Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Contact:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Hideo Ikuno
h.ikuno@daiya-pr.co.jp
+81-3-6716-5277


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