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Frazer-Nash to study lead-lithium flow loop cooling for STEP
20 January, 2020
The UK Atomic Energy Authority has appointed Frazer-Nash to deliver a...
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Canada’s General Fusion partners with Hatch
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Canadian company General Fusion said on 9 January that it had entered into a strategic partnership with engineering and construction firm Hatch Ltd to bring power plant engineering...

Assystem wins contracts for UK’s STEP fusion project
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by Assystem’s Sunderland engineering team will lead two crucial aspects of the UK’s STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) fusion project – Breeder Blanket and Materials...

Major ITER contract extended
Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Fusion for Energy (F4E) has extended the ITER Architect Engineer contract with Engage until 2025.

China completes new tokamak
Friday, November 29, 2019 by China has completed the construction of the HL-2M tokamak fusion reactor at a research centre in Chengdu, the capital city of southwest China’s Sichuan province.

Andreas Lusch joins First Light Fusion
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by UK-based First Light Fusion has appointed Andreas Lusch as a non-executive director.

Civil engineering complete for Iter tokamak building
Monday, November 11, 2019 by The final concrete has been poured for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache...

More UK funding for fusion
Monday, October 07, 2019 by The UK Government last week announced £220 million ($271m) of funding over the next four years towards the design of a commercially viable fusion power station.

Contact for ITER tokamak assembly
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 by The ITER Organization has awarded a €200 million contract for Tokamak Assembly to DYNAMIC, a consortium comprising Ansaldo Nucleare, Endel Engie, Orys Group ORTEC, SIMIC, Leading...

Spain’s GDES wins Iter contract
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Fusion for Energy (F4E), the European Union (EU) organisation managing Europe’s contribution to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) under construction in...

EIB funding for Italian fusion project
Monday, September 30, 2019 by The European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed it will lend €250m ($273.8m) of funding for research into fusion energy in Italy.

UKAEA to open new fusion test facility
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced last week that is will open a £22 million ($27.3m) fusion energy research facility in Rotherham in 2020 to engage industry in...

Boris Johnson visits Culham
Friday, August 09, 2019 by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire on 8 August, the same day he announced that the UK would change rules to allow for fast-track visas...

New fusion support facility inaugurated in Croatia
Friday, July 19, 2019 by A dual ion beam facility, which enables two ion beams from different accelerators to be combined simultaneously, has been inaugurated in Zagreb. The facility strengthens Croatia’s...

Thailand looks to fusion
Monday, April 29, 2019 by The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is partnering with Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (Tint) to construct a fusion reactor, the Bangkok...

China plans fusion research centre
Thursday, April 04, 2019 by Chinese authorities have approved a project to create a national centre for thermonuclear research at the Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Two year reprieve for JET as Brexit uncertainty continues
Monday, April 01, 2019 by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced on 29 March that a contract extension for the Joint European Torus...

Fusion progress in UK and South Korea
Friday, February 15, 2019 by First Light Fusion, which was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2011 to research energy generation using inertial fusion, has completed construction and testing of its Machine...

UK fusion project receives government funding
Friday, December 07, 2018 by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion, Oxford University’s fusion spin-out, are collaborating on the ‘Fusion Island’ project, which is partly funded by a grant...

More fusion progress at China’s EAST tokamak
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by China’s Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, announced on its website on 13 November that the Experimental Advanced...

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