A consortium including UK engineering giant Atkins has won a contract on the ITER nuclear fusion reactor in southern France.
The Engage consortium was awarded the architect engineer contract by Fusion for Energy, valued at approximately 150 million Euros (£132.7m).
As architect engineer, the consortium will assist Fusion for Energy throughout the construction process. At the peak of the design activity, more than 230 engineers and designers will work on the contract.
Martin Grant, managing director of Atkins’ energy business, said: “ITER ranks as one of the most technically challenging projects the world has ever seen and it must be delivered to a time-critical schedule.
“This is a remarkable opportunity for Atkins to showcase its engineering and management skills on the world stage and, together with our partners, we are now at the centre of a scheme that will pull engineers together across country, company and skills boundaries.”
The Engage consortium is made up of Atkins, Assystem (France), Iosis (France) and Empresarios Agrupados (Spain).