UKAEA Begins Operation / September, 2021

The Harris Partnership designed fusion technology facility for UKAEA has begun operating in South Yorkshire.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority selected the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham for the 25,000 sq ft fusion energy research facility, which is set to create 60 highly skilled jobs in the area.

Located alongside the like of Rolls-Royce and McLaren Automotive, the new facility will allow UKAEA to work with industrial partners as well as the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC).

UKAEA’s aim is to put the UK in a strong position to commercialise nuclear fusion as a major source of low-carbon electricity in the years ahead.