Pipelines, Storage & Power

Another nuclear restart for Japan

The restart of the Ikata 3 reactor on Japan’s Shikoku Island last week will lower the country’s demand for LNG, but its impact will be relatively small The restart of the Ikata 3 reactor on Japan’s Shikoku Island last week will lower the country’s demand for LNG, but its impact will be relatively small.
By Andrew Walker 15 August 2016 0 21514

Reactor number three at the Ikata nuclear power plant on Japan’s Shikoku Island was restarted on Friday. Power generation will resume today and it will return to commercial operation in early September.

Ikata 3 is the fifth reactor to be restarted in Japan, after two reactors were brought back online at the Sendai nuclear plant last year and two more restarted at the Takahama nuclear plant in January and February. However, the Takahama reactors were forced to shut down in March following...