Ansaldo Nucleare To Implement The Italian Divertor Tokamak Test Facility

Ansaldo Nucleare (ENS Corporate Member) has won a 21 million EUR contract for the management of multidisciplinary technical-managerial support services aimed at implementing the Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) Facility.

The agreement provides for technical-managerial implementation support related to activities of Architectural Engineer, Specialized Engineering and Project Management, Supervision of Works and assistance in construction and commissioning.

Ansaldo Nucleare says this is a great opportunity to develop further skills and experience in the design of fusion machines, opening new opportunities in the short and medium-term at a European level.

The DTT is the Tokamak machine, with an estimated cost of around 600 million EUR, which ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)) and ENI will build in Frascati, near Rome, over the next seven years.

The project aims to create a divertor capable of expelling energy – mostly heat – and the products of nuclear fusion that are generated inside the tokamak. It is a very flexible machine in operational scenarios and represents an outstanding progress, in terms of performance, compared to current machines conceived over 40 years ago.

The mission of the DTT is to qualify the divertor prototypes for DEMO (the nuclear fusion demonstration machine that will follow ITER), but its exercise will also allow new generations of scientists to grow, making them able to work on ITER and DEMO later.

Read the full Ansaldo Nucleare Press Release.