Engineering specialist Sheffield Forgemasters will begin exploring how to manufacture a vital part of a new facility to demonstrate nuclear fusion technology.
The General Fusion project is an important step to bringing the benefits of zero-carbon fusion energy to the world.
The Fusion Demonstration Plant will showcase General Fusion’s Magnetized Target Fusion nuclear power technology at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham Campus, which is a leading hub of fusion research.
Sheffield Forgemasters is using its extensive experience and manufacturing capabilities in nuclear power to develop a specification and method of manufacture for the interior vessel of the plant – a forged, thick-walled pressure vessel body.
Jesus Talamantes-Silva, research, design and technology director at Sheffield Forgemasters, said: “Fusion energy has the potential to be the fuel of the future – the key to carbon-free economies. We are thrilled to collaborate with General Fusion.