JEMA has been contracted directly by the European Commission (commissioned through the European Fusion Development Agreement, EFDA) to design, construct and install 4 sources of power supply, each capable of producing 20 million watts of energy, for the European experimental fusion reactor installations located at Culham in the United Kingdom. The project is expected to last three years.
The contract is a sound example of the confidence these European agencies have in the work of JEMA, especially as this is a re-order on a previous contract in 2003 when the company supplied 2 units of these energy supply sources for the same centre.
Fusion reactions are produced within the stars at extremely high temperatures, thus generating energy in the form of light and heat, mainly with hydrogen as the raw material. In this type of reactor these reactions inside a star are being imitated in order to obtain energy. In fact the EFDAJET reactor is the largest in the world currently in operation and, as such, the reference for the scientific community throughout the world working in this field. At the same time, it is the system from which the new ITER reactor is to be developed, and which is to built thanks to an international agreement which will be the greatest scientific-technical project undertaken by mankind.
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