Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) First-of-a-Kind Engineering (FOAKE)

  • Roger J. McCandless


Two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) being constructed at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station in Japan represent the latest stages of design evolution in boiling water reactor power plant technology. These units (K-6 and K-7) are rated at 1356 MWe, making them among the largest in the world. These units are being built by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the owner, and by General Electric International, Inc. (GEII, formerly known as GETSCO), Hitachi Ltd. and Toshiba Corporation under a joint venture agreement. The addition of these two newest units will increase the total number of BWRs in TEPCO’s nuclear fleet to 17 units with a total electrical capacity of more than 17,000 MWe. K-6 and K-7 are expected to enter commercial operation in 1996 and 1997, respectively. At this writing (January 1996), fuel loading and first synchronization to the grid have been achieved at the K-6 unit.


Life Cycle Cost Information Management System Electric Power Research Institute Delivery Team Procurement Package 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger J. McCandless
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  1. 1.FOAKE Nuclear Plant Projects GE Nuclear EnergySan JoseCalifornia

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