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ITER Cask and Plug contract

UKAEA supports deal worth nearly 100 million Euros

UKAEA’s RACE centre supports industry in securing ITER Cask and Plug contract The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is delighted to be part of the Airbus Safran Launchers /Nuvia Limited/Cegelec led partnership now tasked with the development of the ITER…

Robotics and Autonomous Systems in Challenging Environments Expo16, RAS in CE Expo16, UKAEA's Culham Science Centre, 28th September 2016.

RACE expo proves a hit with UK robotics community

Aimed at displaying the latest developments in robotics and remote handling and discussing how the RAS (Robotics & Autonomous Systems) community can work together on common technologies, the event succeeded in both goals, according to RACE Director Rob Buckingham: “RAS…

RACE in pole position to boost UK robotics

RACE in pole position to boost UK robotics industry

The facility will enable RACE to step up its R&D into many applications of remote handling and robotic technology, already used to great effect at the JET fusion facility at Culham. It will also be a key centre for implementing…

RACE building on budget

RACE building on budget… on schedule

Congratulations to the complete build team for delivering the new RACE building on schedule and on budget!  The facility will host the 80 strong RACE team (we are recruiting!) to deliver complete robotics and remote handling solutions for both nuclear…


Remote cutting and welding for ITER

An 18-month development programme to prototype remote handling tooling for the next-step ITER fusion device was demonstrated at Culham’s RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) facility last week. Representatives from ITER, F4E (the European ITER agency), Assystem UK and Amec Foster…


RACE building taking shape

In the last fortnight, the main steelworks have begun to be installed – and the scale of the 17 metre-high building is rapidly becoming apparent. The main building structure is scheduled to be complete by the end of the summer.…


RACE role in major ITER remote handling project

RACE is one of the sub-contractors in a successful Amec Foster Wheeler bid for development of the Neutral Beam Cell remote handling system on the ITER international fusion research project. The seven-year, €70 million framework contract has been awarded by…


Minister sees an exciting future for Culham

First stop for Greg Clark was the construction site at the extreme north of site where the new RACE facility will be built. He was accompanied by Authority Chairman Roger Cashmore, CEO Steve Cowley and RACE Director Rob Buckingham. The ceremonial…