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France’s Assystem announced that it will play a key role in the development of two separate nuclear fusion reactors with leading fusion research centres in China and the UK.

Date: Friday, 05 June 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsassystem-to-participate-in-uk-and-chinese-fusion-projects-7955803

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

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

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

The UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU) will not affect Electricite de France's strategy, which includes the planned construction of the GBP18bn ($25bn) Hinkley Point NPP. "We think that this vote has no impact on our strategy," EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Levy told reporters in Paris. "The strategy for our British subsidiary is unchanged."

Date: Monday, 27 June 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsthe-uncertainties-of-brexit-4933924

The ITER Organization has signed a five-year contract for the provision of global transport, logistic and insurance services with the integrated equipment and services supplier DAHER. There is also the possibility for extension beyond five years.

Date: Monday, 20 February 2012
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdaher-selected-as-iter-logistics-service-provider

The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change has a problem with the world’s largest stocks of reactor-grade plutonium. The international association Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy view this as a one-time opportunity to benefit several advanced nuclear energy developments, none of which are acknowledged by DECC. By Brendan McNamara

Weak, short distance radiation makes it warm; so it is safe to hold but not to swallow. UK reactor grade plutonium is unsuitable for making weapons. And small-scale uses of UK plutonium could never go critical

Date: Friday, 27 May 2011
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssmarter-uses-for-plutonium