UKAEA selects Jacobs to support nuclear fusion research

16 October 2020

Jacobs was selected by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to support research into nuclear fusion and related technologies. Under the Engineering, Design and Build Framework for Electrical Assemblies, Jacobs will support UKAEA’s research and development work in the Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) facility at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, England. 

Jacobs’ teams will design and build assemblies at the company’s manufacturing, fabrication and welding facility in Barton, Lincolnshire, U.K., with final commissioning and handover at the client’s site.

Jacobs was also awarded a contract under the UKAEA’s Engineering Design Services Framework to provide technical and specialist nuclear services across a broad portfolio of fusion-related programs.

UKAEA is responsible for a wide range of nuclear fusion research including the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), a program to design and build the world’s first compact fusion reactor by 2040.