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Thursday, 6 September 1984
Page: 628

(Question No. 993)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 22 August 1984:

(1) What are the details of new orders for nuclear power stations in each of the following countries since 1972:

United States of America, Japan, West Germany, France, United Kingdom and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.

(2) How many of those stations have been either cancelled or deferred in the same period.


Senator Walsh —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) Nuclear power reactors ordered in the period 1972-1983 inclusive are:

Number of units/

MWe (net)

United States of America 114/129,848 Japan 19/ 16,947 Germany F.R. 14/ 16,574 France 52/ 54,183 United Kingdom 4/ 2,444 Other OECD 33/ 28,878

Total OECD 236/248,874

(2) Of the orders referred to in (1), 87 units (98,415MWe) were cancelled or deferred. These were all in the U.S.A.

Notes:

(i) The data are based on the Australian Atomic Energy Commission's assessment of available information.

(ii) The data are for individual reactor units. A ''station'' can refer to a number of reactors at the same site.

(iii) Cancelled units are those for which a firm order had been placed and later cancelled. The data do not include units which were subsequently re- ordered from another supplier.

(iv) Indefinitely deferred units are those for which a firm order had been placed but work later suspended. They do not include units subsequently cancelled.