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Assystem Wins Two Contracts For New STEP Fusion Plant

November 04, 2021

Lancashire-based engineering giant Assystem has been awarded two contracts by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to support the development of 'STEP' (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production), the UK's prototype fusion power plant that will demonstrate the commercial viability of fusion energy.

Assystem and their partners, Thornton Tomasetti, will work with STEP’s research team to develop software capable of undertaking simulations to help define breeder blanket designs that can produce enough tritium to advance the project to the next phase of simulation and testing, moving us closer to achieving commercially viable fusion energy.

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