Amec Foster Wheeler JV wins €174M ITER contract in France

WCN Editorial Team 30 Jun 2016 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Momentum joint venture has been selected as the construction management-as-agent contractor for the ITER’s project to build the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor at Cadarache in France.

The JV is led by Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Assystem and KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company.

Under the €174M contract, Momentum will manage and coordinate the assembly and installation of more than 1M components for the ITER reactor.

The scope of the work includes contract management, configuration management, project management, construction preparation, site coordination, works supervision, and activities leading up to mechanical completion.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s president of clean energy business Clive White said: “The Momentum team is proud and delighted to be chosen for such a pivotal role on one of the world’s most important energy projects.

“The Momentum partners will bring complementary skills to bear and embed a can-do project culture focused on safety, quality and maintaining schedule and costs.

“Amec Foster Wheeler has played an important part in the ITER project for over 20 years and this important contract underlines our key role in developing future nuclear technologies while continuing to support the existing fission power industry.”

The contract will run for 10 years and has an option to extend for three years.

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