Hitachi Establishes European Nuclear Research Centre

Tokyo, April 10, 2014 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced that it will establish a new R&D base in the UK - the European Nuclear Research Centre (ENRC) - by the end of September 2014. The Centre will have the aim of facilitating the development of safe and efficient nuclear power technologies based on advanced plant maintenance technology and proven decommissioning techniques in Europe, as part of Hitachi’s plan to expand its overseas nuclear power business.