Fusion rss

First plasma for WEST fusion reactor

New Nuclear

19 December 2016

WEST coil rewinding workers (CEA) 71x48WEST is the new name for Tore Supra, a plasma facility near Cadarache in southern France, which has been upgraded to undertake research towards the Iter fusion project. The reactor celebrated its first plasma on 14 December as part of its mission to support the Iter project.

Post-Brexit business as usual at JET

New Nuclear

30 November 2016

Ian_Chapman_(CFFE)-48"Nothing has changed" regarding the future for the UK's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) and the Joint European Torus (JET), centre head Ian Chapman said today.

New schedule agreed for Iter fusion project

New Nuclear

21 November 2016

Iter site - June 2016 -48An updated schedule for the Iter fusion project has been approved by the Iter Council, which represents the countries taking part in the project. Under the new schedule, first plasma is now slated for 2025 and the start of deuterium-tritium operation is set for 2035.

Korean fusion reactor achieves record plasma

New Nuclear

14 December 2016

KSTAR fusion devise - 48The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) tokamak-type nuclear fusion reactor has achieved a world record of 70 seconds in high-performance plasma operation, South Korea's National Fusion Research Institute has announced.

Iter decommissioning to be studied

Waste and Recycling

29 November 2016

Iter tokamak - 48A consortium led by Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract to examine the future decommissioning of the Iter fusion reactor, currently under construction at Cadarache in the south of France.

Consortium secures record fusion robotics deal

New Nuclear

28 October 2016

Iter_CPRH_system_(F4E)-48A consortium of Airbus Safran Launchers, Nuvia and Cegelec CEM is to develop a remote handling system for the Iter project under the largest fusion energy robotics contract ever awarded, Fusion for Energy has announced.