World Nuclear news has coverage of the Japan Steel boosted estimate and it relates to the prior target of 40 GW by 2020 by China which is now likely to be up to 86 GW or more. There is a new energy plan coming from China by the end of 2009 and will likely increase renewable and nuclear energy targets.
Heavy Manufacturing of Nuclear power plants by the World Nuclear Association indicates that China, Russia and South Korea can make large forgings now.
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The World Nuclear Association has its Nuclear century Outlook plan that indicates the feasibility of using nuclear power to help meet the global need for clean energy.
The projection seems to be based on a combination of estimated energy demand and an estimate of country by country build capacity. About 25% of the capacity and demand is in China and India and 12% in the United States. The estimates are adjusted as plans and developments are occuring in each country. For example, the estimate for China in 2030 has been increasing as China continues