The latest NIA Fusion Group Meeting was held in Cambridge and hosted by TWI at their facilities in Granta Park, on Thursday 20 October.

The Fusion Group Meeting in Cambridge saw 50 + delegates from fusion industry and research come together to present the exciting progress happening across the sector. We were hosted by TWI in their facilities at Granta park and who also conducted tours of the facility after the event.

Thank you to our hosts TWI, and to all those who presented at the event and travelled from far and wide to join us for the day.

Please see the presentations below.


8:45 – 9:15
Coffee and Registration

9:15 – 9:25
Matt Gallimore, Assystem

9:25 – 11:00
Technologies in Fusion

– Oxford Sigma recent development on liquid metals for fusion breeding
Leandro Tanure, Oxford Sigma

– How to do maintenance on STEP
Agnes Auledas, Atkins

– The importance of Construction Tooling – Vacuum Vessel Bracing Tools
Iain Straiton, Altrad Babcock

– Tritium, lithium and breeder blankets
Jorge Fradera Fernández, IDOM

– Test rig design to support for fusion development
Ashley Strange, Frazer Nash Consultancy

– Deploying remote handling heritage – from fusion to decommissioning projects
Simon Delavalle, Veolia Nuclear Solutions

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:30
Fusion in France
(5 mins each) & Q&A
Maxime Gros, EGIS
Matthieu Le Priol, Snef
Thomas Eck, Ekium
Erik Dagorn, Bureau Veritas
Andréa Carletto, Tractebel
Kishen Ladwa, Assystem

12:30 – 13:15

13:15 – 14:00
The future of JET, an overview to decommissioning
Sam Holdsworth, UKAEA

Introduction to STEP
Adrian Van Arkel, STEP, UKAEA

14:00 – 14:20
TWI presentation
Steve Dodds, TWI

14:20 – 16:00
Tour of TWI

Please see the presentations from the event below.