MOMENTUM joint venture wins ITER contract

ITER Organisation representatives has recently declared that they have signed a construction management-as-agent (CMA) contract with the MOMENTUM joint venture, led by Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Assystem and KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company. MOMENTUM will play a vital role in ITER’s project to build the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor at Cadarache in France. The 10-year contract is expected to be worth EUR 174M and there is an option for a three-year extension.


“MOMENTUM’s three partners will allocate their best people to address the challenges related to such a unique project. This new CMA contract embodies Assystem’s continuous involvement in the ITER project since work began at Cadarache in 2005. It highlights our expertise in complex, international project management.â€? says, Stéphane Aubarbier, Chief Executive Officer of Assystem

As CMA contractor, MOMENTUM will manage and coordinate the assembly and installation of more than one million components for the ITER reactor. At its centre is the world’s largest tokamak, an experimental machine designed to harness the energy of fusion, the nuclear reaction that powers the sun. The scope of services includes contract management, configuration management, project management, construction preparation, site coordination, works supervision, and activities leading up to mechanical completion. The contract does not cover design or fabrication of components, construction of the buildings or building services.

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