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Competitive Bidding Relating to a Technology Development Project to Deal with Accidents of Nuclear Power Reactors and so on [Preliminary Announcement]

November 19, 2012
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (hereinafter, referred to as “HGNE”) has announced that it will accelerate research and development for dealing with accidents of nuclear power reactors and so on (particularly, in regard to restoration from the accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co.), in order to contribute to restoration from nuclear accidents and hazards.

As a part of this project, we plan to place orders for the individual items and thus we will hold competitive biddings for the items shown below in a month or so from now. Although we have not yet posted the bid manuals and specifications, please refer to the item names and the outlines of these items described below.

We plan to post the official bid manuals and specifications on the HGNE website (in Japanese). The official bid manuals and specifications are posted in Japanese and the English summary version of specifications are attached as reference. For this bid it shall be applied by Japanese subsidiary, and the documents shall be submitted in Japanese only.

(1) Item name: Detailed design of a repair robot for penetrating portions of the PCV from outer side of dry well

Outline:
We ask for a detailed design for a repair robot for the purpose of repairing the penetrating portions of the primary containment vessel (PCV) that are located at the outer side of the drywell in the reactor building.
The outline specifications of such a robot are as follows:
  • The repair robot shall be capable of traveling from the entrance of the reactor building to the area near the target penetrating portions, and shall be equipped with a device capable of injecting a water stop agent to the target portions so as to block the water leak.
  • The robot shall have the ability to approach the targeted penetrating portions (in low, high, narrow and open space) that are separately illustrated.

A reference of bidding;
Takeshi SHIMIZU
Procurement & Sourcing Dept.
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
Tel: +81-294-55-4798
E-mail: takeshi.shimizu.xc@hitachi.com
Address: 3-1-1, Saiwai-cho, Hitachi-city, Ibaraki-pref., 317-0073, Japan