Jacobs to support UKAEA fusion technologies

1 October 2020

Jacobs' manufacturing facility in Barton, LincolnshireUS-based Jacobs announced it has been selected by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to support research into nuclear fusion and related technologies.

Under the Engineering, Design and Build Framework for Electrical Assemblies, Jacobs will support UKAEA's research and development work in the Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) facility at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England.

Work will include engineering design and installation of control panels, safety interlock panels, and wiring looms for a control cubicle to support the testing of a new range of actuators being developed by UKAEA. Jacobs' teams will design and build assemblies at the company's manufacturing, fabrication and welding facility in Barton, Lincolnshire, UK, with final commissioning and handover at the client's site.

Jacobs was also awarded a contract under the UKAEA's Engineering Design Services Framework to provide technical and specialist nuclear services across a broad portfolio of fusion-related programmes.

"We're combining our extensive experience of designing components for nuclear fusion research with our technical capability to turn those designs into the finished article, leveraging our in-house manufacturing facilities," said Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions International senior vice president Clive White. "This strong linkage between design and project execution improves project outcomes for our clients."

Photo:  Jacobs will design and build assemblies at its manufacturing facility in Barton, Lincolnshire (Credit: Jacobs)

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