Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) on has concluded an agreement with US-based infrastructure firm AECOM to collaborate on decommissioning services for nuclear power plants in Japan.

The Agreement is intended to allow both companies to collaborate in setting up their organisations and to promote combined and joint services to Japanese utility owners in a prompt manner.

“In Japan, there are 24 commercial reactors, including Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 to 4, which have been decided to be decommissioned or are under consideration for decommission, and those are predominantly planned by each utility owner," said  Yanase Goro, chief nuclear officer at Toshiba ESS.

"We will work hard during this collaboration and will introduce various technologies made available globally, both in-house and outsourced, as well as meet the needs of each client for power plants in Japan and contribute to effective decommissioning planning.”