UKAEA signed two multimillion-pound framework agreements at the end of 2021 to aid the development of safe, efficient, and low-carbon fusion energy. Fusion has the potential to be a critical component in the global effort to tackle climate change.

Morson Projects are one of seven companies who are part of one of these two frameworks; their brand new £4 million, four-year Engineering Embedded Resource Framework agreement. We are joined by Assystem, Atkins, IDOM, NUVIA, EASL and Norton Straw Consultants, who together will cover fusion research, powerplant design, robotics, modelling, materials, and other specialist technology areas.

The framework will allow companies to embed their own specialists in project roles or add experience and expertise to UKAEA research into the development of fusion energy.

Paula Barham, UKAEA Head of Procurement, said:

“Signing these two major framework agreements in the run up to Christmas was a big boost for UKAEA and our partners. Joining forces with such world-class organisations brings exciting opportunities for us to team-up with a wide range of experts, with this type of collaboration vital to UKAEA succeeding and positioning the UK as a leader in sustainable fusion energy.”

Gary Stables, Engineering Contract Project Manager at UKAEA, added:

“This is another example of how UKAEA works closely with its industrial partners to access resources as well as help develop the UK manufacturing supply chain in the push towards our goal of delivering fusion energy, which has huge potential as a low carbon energy source.”

Andy Hartley,  Project Manager at Morson Projects shared:

“This is our second framework with UKAEA, after successfully collaborating with them and their wider stakeholders on previous engineering projects. This new framework is a great opportunity for us to support UKAEA in their mission to develop sustainable fusion energy, and we look forward to working alongside their expert team over the next four years to help them achieve this.”

To find out more about Morson Project’s nuclear and energy capabilities, please contact Andy on 0161 707 1516.