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Toshiba Starts Operation of State-of-the-Art New Facilities
in Nuclear Power Plant Engineering Center

World's most advanced nuclear engineering facility starts
operation in Isogo Nuclear Engineering Center, Yokohama

2 Nov, 2009
Image of New Facilities in Nuclear Power Plant Engineering Center 

 

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that new engineering facilities at its main nuclear power engineering center in Yokohama, Japan have started operation, as a core base to support the global expansion of the company's nuclear power business.

The new facility integrates highly advanced IT systems and will establish a close network with domestic and overseas clients, construction sites and R&D and engineering centers. As the nuclear renaissance continues to unfold, this IT will also support Toshiba in shaping an engineering structure* able to respond to increased demand for nuclear power plant and equipment in domestic and overseas markets, notably North America, Europe and Asia, and to provide continuous engineering support of the highest quality.

The new facilities are equipped with lifeline utilities and have a quake-absorbing structure able to withstand major tremors, assuring continuity of operations during any emergency.

In order to provide high-quality engineering services as the core engineering center supporting global expansion, the new facility reinforces Toshiba's engineering infrastructure with state-of-the-art 3D-CAD systems supporting stereoscopic view of designs, a communication network operating at the world's highest level, and the latest security system. Use of these facilities to collaborate with clients and subcontractors in Japan and overseas will allow Toshiba to enhance its engineering capabilities further and to contribute to society.

New facility is designed with consideration for the environment, and its range of environmental technologies include sensors that detect the presence of people and control lighting; LED lighting; and an energy-saving ventilation system. The combined effect of applying these measures will reduce power consumption and CO2 emissions by 30%.

As a leader in the global nuclear power generation industry, Toshiba is guided by the slogan, "Toshiba is developing nuclear energy for the Earth's next 1000 years." The company, working in collaborating with its U.S. subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Company, will continue to respond to expanding demand for new nuclear power plants and aftermarket services for installed equipment, and to strongly promote the nuclear power business as a long term solution to meeting growing demand for power while countering global warming.

* As an example of engineering support for the global market, the new facility will be responsible for engineering work at the South Texas Project units 3 & 4 ABWR nuclear power plants, and is certified by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to undertake such work.

Outline of New Facility

Location: 8, Shin Sugita-cho, Isogo-ku, Yokohama,
Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
Structure of Building:  Steel frame concrete, five stories (quake-absorbing structure)
Total floor area: Approximately 22,125 square meters
Construction Start: October 2008
Operation Start: November 2009

 

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