TOKYO, June 12 Hitachi Ltd is in talks
on joining Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd and Siemens
AG's joint bid for Alstom SA's energy operations,
the Nikkei business daily reported, citing a top Hitachi
The executive, whom the Nikkei did not identify, was quoted
as saying Hitachi was discussing a joint acquisition although
the talks had not reached a stage where a formal announcement
could be made.
On Wednesday, Germany's Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy of
Japan said they were in discussions over a joint bid for the
energy assets of France's Alstom.
(Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Edmund Klamann)