Tokamak Energy says it will double its workforce and the size of its facility in the UK, a major expansion that hopes to deliver a significant boost for UK fusion development and commercialisation. More than a 160 highly skilled new roles for scientists and engineers will be created at the company’s headquarters at the Milton Park scientific hub near Oxford, over the next three years. Kwasi Kwarteng, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, visited the company’s headquarters to recognise this major expansion and to see at first hand the progress that has already been made. This year, the company, through its ST-40 spherical tokamak, is planning to be the first company in the world to achieve 100 million degrees Celsius temperature in a stable plasma, an essential cornerstone for economic fusion energy. The UK government has already provided backing to the UK’s efforts to deliver fusion through the ongoing STEP programme and has provided Tokamak Energy with £10 million as part of its Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) programme.
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