Nuclear Power Generation
Construction of Nuclear Power Station and Operational Technology
Shimane Nuclear Power Station No. 1 Unit is First Japan-Made Nuclear Power Station in Japan.
- Shimane Nuclear Power Station No. 1 unit (with output of 460MW in Shimane pref.) began operation in March 1974 after 4 years and 2 months of construction period as the 6th commercial light-water reactor in Japan and the first in western Japan.
- As we adhered to a basic policy of utilizing Japan-developed technologies from the planning stage, about 93% of the overall facilities are manufactured with Japan' s technologies.
- In 1989 we started operating No. 2 unit (with output of 820MW), and had been operating these 2 units stably.
Outline of units
|No. 1 unit||No. 2 unit||No. 3 unit|
(decommissioned Apr. 2015)
No. 3 Unit as Latest Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) Aimed to Commence Operation
- We started the construction of No. 3 unit which employs our first Advanced Boiling Water Reactor in 2005. Its out put is planed to reach 1,373MW, surpassing the total output of No. 1 and 2 units.
- Additional safety improvement work is now being implemented, while the construction was close to fuel loading.
Shimane Nuclear Power Station