SCIENZA E RICERCA
Nuclear fusion: agreement signed in Frascati for the Divertor Tokamak Test
Enea, Eni and Regione Lazio have signed an agreement for the implementation of the DTT Divertor Tokamak Test. The project will be hosted at the ENEA Research Centre in Frascati and investments of 500 million euro.
The agreement was signed at the Research Centre of ENEA by the president of ENEA, Federico Testa, and the CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, in the presence of the Secretary to the Prime Minister, Riccardo Fraccaro, of the Minister for Universities and Research, Gaetano Manfredi, the Minister of Economic Development, Stefano Patuanelli, and the President of Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti.
The project will have an impact of around 2 billion euros on the national GDP and will create 1,500 new jobs, among which 500 for scientists and technical specialists.
The Divertor Tokamak Test will be built over 7 years and will see the participation of the European Union, the Consorzio CREATE, and the European Investment Bank (with a record funding of 250 million euros provided by the European Fund for Strategic Investments, a pillar of the Juncker Plan for investments), the European Consortium EUROfusion (with 60 million euros under the Horizon 2020 funds), the Minister of Economic Development and the Ministry of University and Research (with about 80 million euros), Regione Lazio (with 25 million euros as well as the expenses of connection to the national electricity grid) and other 30 million euros given by international partners.