the Assystem podcast
In Switch On, our engineering, digital and project management experts shed light on the projects and technologies that are contributing to the energy transition around the world today.
In this episode, we take a look at a technology of the future that could transform the world's electricity production by 2050: fusion power.
Fusion power projects: How to go from R&D to commercial deployment?
Fusion power has been studied in physics laboratories in almost all industrialised countries since the 1950s. The ultimate goal of this research is to master the production of unlimited, safe, and commercially competitive renewable energy as part of a zero-carbon energy mix. And a lot of progress has been made to reach this objective.
According to the Fusion Industry Association, by 2021, more than 30 private companies were working on fusion worldwide. Assystem is one of them.
Fusion has the potential to meet the world's growing demand for low-carbon energy. It would thus be a game changer in the fight against climate change and which you will discover in this episode.
Eugenie is a delivery manager for Assystem. Using her experience in managing multi-disciplinary engineering teams, she is responsible for the delivery and development of Assystem’s engineering capabilities within the fusion, nuclear new build, and decommissioning sectors.
Her expertise sees her supporting strategic fusion energy frameworks in the UK for UKAEA and private fusion customers.
Technical Director, Fusion & Modular Nuclear
As Technical Director in Assystem’s Fusion and Modular Nuclear Team, Gary Reed is responsible for technical development, capability growth and long-term strategy in these rapidly evolving industries. Gary has worked at Assystem for more than 15 years in sectors including fusion energy, fission-nuclear and renewable energy. His current role is focussed on continuing the growth of Assystem’s fusion capability in the UK, with a strong focus on collaboration with Assystem’s international fusion teams, and our supply chain partners including supporting small, independent companies.