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INTRODUCTION Figure 1 shows the power generation trend and its fuel share in Japan1). The amount of power generation increased steadily during 1980s and 1990s. In 2000s, it was maintained around 100 TWh. After the ‘Oil shock’ in the ‘70s, coal fired power plants had been steadily replacing oil fired power plants until the earth quake in 2011, which struck northern Japan and caused tsunami. Fukushima #1 nuclear power plant was severely damaged by the tsunami. Today, almost all nuclear power plants have been shut down and natural gas, oil and coal power plants are working fully to satisfy the market's demand.

The steam temperature was raised from 538deg-C to 566deg-C at the end of the 50’s, and remained at this temperature until 1993. Steam power plants that have been built recently usually have a steam temperature of around 600deg-C and a steam pressure of 25MPa. We usually call such a steam condition USC (Ultra Super Critical steam condition). 25 Figure 2 Trend of steam conditions in Japan Electric Power Development Company (J-POWER) started a comprehensive development program of USC technology in 1981 to develop the USC technology, subsidized by the Japanese government.

Forging, extrusion, casting, HIP), where knowledge of material behaviour is very poor. Evaluation of results is another important item addressed in the WP in order to provide a basis for the design, operation and repair methods for future 700°C power plants. , ENEL GEM) This WP includes the start-up, operation and monitoring of relevant TF data. Operating data will be properly stored on a server and periodic inspections and non-destructive testing will be carried out. , VGB) This WP includes the project management and reporting to assure meeting the project objectives, the budget, time line and compliance to RFCS rules.

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