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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.

Date: Thursday, 16 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-awarded-several-nuclear-fusion-contracts-7873764

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 research facility had been signed by the UK and the European Commission (EC).

Date: Monday, 01 April 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstwo-year-reprieve-for-jet-as-brexit-uncertainty-continues-7124013

The UK and the European Commission signed a contract extension today for the world’s largest fusion research facility, Joint European Torus (JET). The extension secures at least EUR100 million (USD112 million) in additional inward investment from the EU over the next two years and "brings reassurance" for the more than 500 staff at the site in Culham, near Oxford, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.

Date: Friday, 29 March 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-fusion-scientists-secure-new-funding-despite-Br

Nuclear engineering company Assystem has been awarded a major, multi-discipline design framework agreement to support United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) fusion development, the company said on 5 November. Assystem will support the engineering design of projects across all major disciplines including mechanical engineering, process engineering, electrical, control and instrumentation, building services and civil engineering, and integrated design.

Date: Friday, 09 November 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsassystem-wins-agreement-from-uk-atomic-energy-authority-6843964

The UK government has issued technical notices on how civil nuclear regulation and nuclear research will be affected, and actions that will need to be taken by operators, should the country leave the European Union next year without an agreement.

Date: Friday, 24 August 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-government-outlines-implications-of-no-deal-Bre

The UK government on 7 December announced several measures intended to support the development of next-generation nuclear technology. A key objective of the government’s Industrial Strategy white paper published in November was to "ensure the UK is developing the technologies of the future and preparing to seize the opportunities they bring and build on its strengths", the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said. Business Secretary Greg Clark said the announcements recognise the importance of industry driving innovation, supported by the government, so the sector continues to compete at the very highest level, not just in the UK but globally.  

Date: Monday, 11 December 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-government-announces-support-for-nuclear-innovation-5999434

UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said on 27 June that the UK government was committed to underwrite the collaborative Joint European Torus (JET) nuclear fusion project with the European Union (EU) until 2020 as long as the EU extends the contract to host the facility beyond 2018.

Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-affirms-commitment-to-jet-5855207

Experimental and theoretical research has shown 'spherical' tokamaks to be a "fast route to fusion" compared with more "conventional" tokamak devices such as Joint European Torus (JET), according to David Kingham, chief executive of Tokamak Energy.

Date: Monday, 30 January 2017
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Spherical-tokamak-to-put-fusion-power-in-grid-by-2

Following UK media reports questioning the future of UK's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) and the Joint European Torus (JET) in the wake of the UK's expected withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit), CCFE head Ian Chapman said on 30 November that "nothing has changed". JET is the largest tokamak in the world and the only operational fusion experiment currently capable of producing fusion energy.

Date: Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsconcern-over-future-of-uk-fusion-research-5689165