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Assystem to participate in UK and Chinese fusion projects
04 June, 2020
France’s Assystem announced that it will play a key role in the...
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UKAEA signs framework agreement
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has signed a multimillion-pound framework agreement to aid development of fusion energy.

Contract awarded for Demo fusion project
Monday, June 01, 2020 by A consortium comprising Ansaldo Nucleare, Empresarios Agrupados Internacional and Framatome has been awarded a four-year, €10 million ($11 million) framework contract by the...

US start-up raises funds for fusion project
Monday, June 01, 2020 by Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a US-based startup commercialising fusion energy, announced on 26 May that it has raised $84 million in A2 funding, bringing the company’s total...

South Korea completes first vacuum vessel section for Iter
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The first section for the vacuum vessel (section 6) for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) under construction at Cadarache France has been produced in South...

ITER receives equipment from Russia and Italy
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by A consignment of Russian equipment has been delivered to the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), along with the first coil from Italy.

Jacobs awarded several nuclear fusion contracts
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by US-based Jacobs said it has been awarded several contracts worth more than $25 million in total for work on nuclear fusion projects in the UK and France.

US DOE announces funding for lower-cost fusion concepts
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced the winners of $32 million in funding for 15 nuclear fusion research projects.

Dynamic SNC completes dry run of upending tool for ITER tokamak
Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Dynamic SNC consortium announced, 25 March, that it had completed a successful dry run of using an upending tool required to build the world’s largest tokamak nuclear fusion...

Expansion of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator underway
Thursday, March 19, 2020 by Expansion of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator fusion device at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald is entering a new stage with the final delivery...

Further US funding for fusion energy
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The US Department of Energy has announced $30 million in funding for new research on fusion energy.

Europe and Japan tighten co-operation on fusion
Friday, March 06, 2020 by Europe and Japan have signed a joint declaration on fusion energy aimed at closer cooperation with the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter).

Australian fusion company secures patents for laser-boron technology
Monday, February 24, 2020 by Australian fusion start-up HB11, a spin-off from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, said on 22 February that it has secured patents for its unique laser-driven...

More US funding for fusion research
Monday, February 17, 2020 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 13 February announced up to $50 million in cross-cutting departmental funding for programmes to support fusion energy research and development.

Atkins and Assystem win Iter contracts
Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has secured a five-year contract extension to continue as architect-engineer for Iter. Assystem has also bagged a contract for design and...

Japan completes its first superconducting coil for ITER
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by Japan has completed its first 360-tonne D-shaped toroidal field coil for the Iter international fusion project under construction in France.

Italian companies support DTT fusion project
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by Italian companies ENEA and Eni have announced that they will work together in a strategic alliance on a €600 million ($665m) project to establish a scientific and technological centre...

Italian shipyard wins Iter contract
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Italian state shipyard Fincantieri has been awarded an order, worth almost €100 million ($110m), for several high-profile systems, components and installations as part of...

UK Tokamak Energy raises new investment
Monday, January 27, 2020 by UK-based Tokamak Energy announced on 20 January that it had raised GBP 67m ($88m) from new and existing investors to fund the next phase of its strategy to produce grid connected...

Frazer-Nash to study lead-lithium flow loop cooling for STEP
Monday, January 20, 2020 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority has appointed Frazer-Nash to deliver a concept study for a lead-lithium flow loop cooling system for the design of the potential cooling blanket for...

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