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UKAEA appoints consortium to help deliver STEP

UKAEA appoints consortium to help deliver STEP

A consortium led by Atkins as prime contractor, alongside Assystem, has been appointed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority as Engineering Delivery Partner to its Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production programme.

New Nuclear 11 August 2022


ITER fusion project gets power supply equipment delivery from Russia

ITER fusion project gets power supply equipment delivery from Russia

The 25th batch of electrical equipment has been delivered, in 14 trailers, to the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor in the south of France.

New Nuclear 04 August 2022


Twin robots practice rescuing each other in fusion machine

Twin robots practice rescuing each other in fusion machine

Two identical remotely-operated manipulators used to maintain the Joint European Torus fusion energy machine at the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, UK, are being tested in a series of practice 'rescue missions', where each saves its stranded twin.

New Nuclear 02 August 2022


CFS, UKAEA to collaborate on fusion research

CFS, UKAEA to collaborate on fusion research

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and the USA's Commonwealth Fusion Systems have signed a five-year Collaboration Framework Agreement aimed at advancing commercial fusion energy.

Corporate 26 July 2022


TAE Technologies secures funds to build next fusion machine

TAE Technologies secures funds to build next fusion machine

Fusion energy company TAE Technologies has received investments to fund the construction of its sixth-generation research reactor that it says will demonstrate the viability of net energy from TAE's approach. The announcement came as TAE's fifth-generation reactor, Norman, has sustained stable plasma at more than 75 million degrees Celsius, 250% higher than its original goal.

New Nuclear 20 July 2022


Commercial fusion funding sees sharp rise, industry study says

Commercial fusion funding sees sharp rise, industry study says

The Global Fusion Industry in 2022 report says that USD2.83 billion of investment was declared by private nuclear fusion companies over the past year. 

New Nuclear 14 July 2022


ITER fusion project preparing to outline revised timetable

ITER fusion project preparing to outline revised timetable

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project says that the impact of COVID-19 means that its current schedule, of first plasma in 2025 and the start of deuterium-tritium operation in 2035, will need to be delayed, with the new timetable to be finalised and announced after the appointment of a new director general.

New Nuclear 11 July 2022


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplies ITER fusion blanket testing systems

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplies ITER fusion blanket testing systems

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has delivered equipment for confirming and demonstrating the safety of the 'blanket' of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The blanket is one of the components that comprises the inner wall of the fusion reactor.

New Nuclear 06 July 2022


UK developing regulatory framework for fusion

UK developing regulatory framework for fusion

Future fusion energy facilities will continue to be regulated by the Environment Agency and Health & Safety Executive, the UK government has confirmed in its response to a consultation seeking views on the regulatory framework for ensuring the safe and effective rollout of fusion energy. Fission power plants are regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2022


Robotic snake shows its ability in fusion challenge

Robotic snake shows its ability in fusion challenge

A new laser-welding robotic "snake" developed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority's robotics research centre has demonstrated its capability to operate inside nuclear fusion plant pipework in trials at the Culham Science Centre near Oxford.

New Nuclear 31 May 2022