Shimane 3 is a 1,373MW nuclear reactor planned in Shimane, Japan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently at the under construction stage. The construction of the reactor is likely to commence in Oct, 2006. Buy the profile here.


Shimane 3 is a Generation III nuclear reactor being developed by Hitachi, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,373MW reactor is currently owned and will be operated by The Chugoku Electric Power. The company has a stake of 100%.

Shimane 3 is a type of BWR reactor. It will feature 872 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. The project cost is expected to be around $3,718.771m.

The material used for the construction of the vessel will be Low Alloy St/SS Clad.

Development status

The reactor construction is expected to commence from Oct, 2006.

Contractors Involved

The reactor system is likely to be supplied by Hitachi.

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About Hitachi

Hitachi Ltd (Hitachi) is a multinational conglomerate with presence in information technology, electronics, power systems, social infrastructure, industrial systems, and construction machinery. The company manufactures and sells information and telecom systems, power systems, social infrastructure and industrial systems, construction machinery, electronic systems and equipment, automotive systems, and smart life and eco-friendly systems. Its products and services find application in manufacturing, communications, finance, healthcare and life science, government, energy, transportation, automobile, aerospace, nuclear, and technology industries. It operates through affiliates, subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures in Asia, North America and Europe. Hitachi is headquartered in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.


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