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South Korean company Doosan Enerbility has shipped a pressuriser to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Saint-Paul-les-Durance in southern France. The device was designed and manufactured by Doosan Enerbility under a contract to supply the pressuriser following an international competitive tender in 2020.

Date: Saturday, 03 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdoosan-enerbility-ships-pressuriser-to-iter-10909543

US-based General Atomics (GA) and UK-based Tokamak Energy Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for collaboration in the area of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) technology for fusion energy and other industry applications. This will leverage both GA’s capabilities for manufacturing large-scale magnet systems and Tokamak Energy’s expertise in HTS magnet technologies.

Date: Saturday, 03 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-and-tokamak-energy-to-collaborate-on-advancing-high-temperature-superconducting-magnet-technologies-10911684

US fusion energy tech startup Helion Energy has signed an agreement to provide Microsoft with electricity from its first fusion power plant. Constellation will serve as the power marketer and will manage transmission for the project. Helion said the plant is expected to be online by 2028 and will target power generation of 50 MW or more after a one-year ramp up period. The companies did not disclose financial or timing details of the power purchase agreement, or which Microsoft facilities would get fusion-generated electricity.

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshelion-announces-first-fusion-energy-purchase-agreement-with-microsoft-10852833

Researchers at Russia’s NRNU MEPhI (National Research University - Moscow Power Engineering Institute) are investigating the accumulation of helium and deuterium in promising "smart" W-Cr-Y alloys for use in thermonuclear reactors. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Nuclear Materials. The interaction of plasma with the inner wall of a fusion reactor are a major obstacle to achieving fusion energy, explained Zori Arutyunyan, Candidate of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, and Junior Researcher at MEPhI’s Department of Plasma Physics.

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-scientists-develop-smart-alloys-for-fusion-reactors-10853285

US-based Jacobs has been selected to design and engineer remotely-operated tools for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Saint-Paul-les-Durance in southern France. The four-year framework contract with a possible two-year extension covers work on up to 25 diagnostic ports and systems. Jacobs says the project will capitalise on extensive remote-handling experience and knowledge of the diagnostics and port cell areas gained from previous work.

Date: Saturday, 29 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-to-design-maintenance-systems-for-iter-10798324

Jacobs has been awarded a contract to design and engineer maintenance systems for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion project.

Date: Thursday, 27 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-to-design-remotely-operated-tools-for-ITER

Japan has adopted its first-ever national strategy on nuclear fusion reflecting the need to create a domestic fusion industry. The strategy calls for the wider participation of the private sector in fusion energy research & development. “We will list as our vision the industrialisation of fusion energy, using technological advantage, in order to seize market opportunities,” said a report, compiled by the Cabinet Office.

Date: Saturday, 22 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapan-adopts-national-strategy-on-nuclear-fusion-10779676

The first thermonuclear plasma has been achieved at the T-15MD tokamak, at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute and the facility is operating steadily, according to Kurchative Institute President Mikhail Kovalchuk. The physical launch of the T-15MD tokamak took place in May 2021. "The stable plasma, at millions of degrees Celsius, has been obtained.… This most complicated and expensive installation started up immediately and is now working, gaining power and reaching global parameters,” he said.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-t-15md-tokamak-achieves-first-stable-plasma-10770011

A Chinese tokamak device has set a new world record for a steady-state high-constraint mode plasma operation and German researchers have discovered a way to build smaller and cheaper fusion reactors. Meanwhile a US Government Accountability Office report on achieving commercial fusion cautions that several challenges must still be overcome.

Date: Friday, 14 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Chinese-and-German-milestones-in-fusion-research