L&T helps build largest nuclear fusion reactor

29 October 2018

The world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor is on track to go online in France in 2025 with Indian company Larsen and Toubro delivering major components for the international project from its strategic facility in Hazira.

Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Source: Larsen and Toubro

The ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project, for which 35 nations including India, China and the US are collaborating to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be used as a safe, alternate energy source, will see significant contribution from L&T which says that work on the facility has ensured its entry into a select group of global companies.

As many as 54 segments for the world’s largest fusion device that can generate 500 mw of power are being fabricated in India, including the base of the 3,850-tonne cryostat at the core of the system. L&T has already delivered 24 parts for the project and is on target to complete its share of the work by the end of 2019. At present, the cryostat base, the largest single component of the project, is being assembled by Indian engineers at the site in France.