A £22m nuclear fusion research facility is set to open at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire next year, creating 40 jobs. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) will work with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) on the project. The 25,000 sq ft facility will be located at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, which is home to occupiers including Rolls-Royce, McLaren Automotive and both the AMRC and NAMRC. It will be funded as part of the government’s Nuclear Sector Deal through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. An additional £2m of investment will be provided by Sheffield City Region’s Local Growth Fund.
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The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) wants to test innovative technologies for making fusion reactor components at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) at Catcliffe. The £22m facility would open in 2020 providing 40 new highly skilled jobs, UKAEA said. Boeing, Rolls-Royce, McLaren Automotive, BAE Systems, and Airbus are already based at the AMP. The University of Sheffield also has a research centre at the Waverley site, along with other smaller companies.
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