Cavendish Nuclear wins fusion engineering contract

Cavendish Nuclear has won an engineering services framework contract to support cutting-edge research into fusion energy.

The company will supply mechanical and electrical, control and instrumentation, piping, civil engineering, process and building services and robotics to various facilities run by the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Culham, Oxfordshire.

The contract will consist of a wide range of work packages and runs for up to 2 years.

Natalie Nisbet, business director for Culham at Cavendish Nuclear, said,

“Cavendish Nuclear’s support for the world-leading science taking place at Culham Science Centre stretches back many years and I am delighted the UK Atomic Energy Authority has chosen to build on that relationship with the award of this contract.

“Our priority is to assist the UK Atomic Energy Authority to deliver fusion research for nuclear energy safer, faster and at a lower cost.”

The contract covers engineering support to a number of research facilities, including the Joint European Torus (JET), ITER – the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor and RACE – Remote Applications in Challenging Environments.