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Dynamic SNC completes dry run of upending tool for ITER tokamak
30 March, 2020
The Dynamic SNC consortium announced, 25 March, that it had completed...
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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...

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...

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