Fusion for Energy
User: Fusion for Energy, ITER
Headquarters: Barcelona, Spain
Industry: Nuclear energy, European institution
Annual budget13,000,000,000.00 EUR
Fusion for Energy Fusion for Energy (F4E) is an EU organization that manages Europe’s contribution to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, designed to prove the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy. F4E’s headquarters are in Barcelona, and the reactor and the accompanying buildings are in Cadarache, in France. Along with Europe, other members of the project are China, Japan, India, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the USA. The goal is to develop a safe, unlimited, and ecologically acceptable source of energy. The fusion reactor is being built by combining knowledge, cutting-edge technology, and state of the art techniques from science, research organizations, and the industry. This is a unique project and in order for the reactor to be built, and for fusion to be sustainable, it is necessary to develop a series of technological components that do not exist anywhere in the world at the moment. All the tasks are given only to the best companies and organizations in their field, to assure the highest quality of the project. Top-quality project management monitors the general status of the project, the construction of the reactor, the development of components, and the coordination of all countries, organizations, and suppliers that collaborate on the project.