Duke of Cambridge to Visit UK Atomic Energy Authority

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WILL VISIT THE UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY

Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire

Thursday 18th October, 2018

The Duke of Cambridge will visit the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to officially mark the end of construction of the MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) Upgrade Fusion Experiment, which is the UK’s newest fusion energy experiment.

UKAEA is a world-leading fusion research organisation that works with partners around the world to explore the potential of nuclear fusion as a major, low-carbon energy source. The MAST Upgrade machine will investigate the viability of fusion power production at a reduced scale and cost. The experiment will test technology, which is the first of its kind, that will help bring fusion power closer to the grid.

The Duke will tour the experiment to see how it works and see footage of inside the machine. In the Control Room, His Royal Highness will meet university and industry partners before starting a MAST-U test/commissioning plasma test, which is a key milestone as preparations to launch the machine gather pace, before unveiling a plaque to officially mark the end of construction.

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