£22m commercial fusion development in Rotherham set to create 40 jobs
External construction on a multi-million pound tech development in South Yorkshire has been completed.
The first phase of the Fusion Technology facility in Rotherham has been completed, with the building set to be handed over to UKAEA in September for the second phase of fit-out.
The development will be used to test technologies for fusion materials and components, such as novel metals and ceramics.
Situated at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, the 25,000 sq. ft facility is expected to create 40 jobs initially.
Damon Johnstone, head of UKAEA Yorkshire, commented: “We are delivering the new facility at pace, with major milestones on building mobilisation and recruitment for the new facility proceeding to plan.
“There are exciting times ahead; the Fusion Technology facility in Rotherham will be unique in the world and as well as delivering cutting-edge R&D it will help to seed the development of a UK supply chain for fusion.
“The welcoming of UKAEA to the Advanced Manufacturing Park has been exceptional and is a credit to Sheffield and Rotherham councils, the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and developers Harworth Ltd.”
James Muir, chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, added: “The UKAEA development will create new skilled jobs at the site and throughout the local supply chain, giving our regional economy a significant boost.
“This is a positive move for the wider region and the North itself, as we get on with the job of leading our economy into recovery.”
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