Ansaldo Nucleare Wins 10 Million Euro Contract for a Pre-Conceptual Fusion Reactor Design

A consortium, led by Ansaldo Nucleare, has won a €10m contract from the European Commission for a pre-conceptual fusion reactor design.

It will be built on knowledge gained from the ongoing International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) project in France and the Joint European Torus (Jet) facility in England.

The Demonstration Fusion Power Reactor, known as Demo, is expected to be built by 2050 and will aim to demonstrate the continuous output of energy, supplying electricity to the grid.

The four-year contract awarded to Ansaldo Nucleare with consortium partners, the Spanish Empresarios Agrupados Internacional and Framatome’s Germany division, is to assess the nuclear fusion power plant physics and technology system architecture, overall configuration and system engineering processes.

Read more in the NIA’s Press Release