Hayward Tyler awarded pump contract for ITER fusion project

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Hayward Tyler Inc and its sister company Energy Steel have been awarded multi-million dollar contracts to support the ITER project in France.

The ITER Project, St-Paul-lez-Durance, France, October 2021
The ITER Project, St-Paul-lez-Durance, France, October 2021 - Image © Les Nouveaux Médias/SNC ENGAGE.

Hayward Tyler’s contract covers variable drive booster pumps while Energy Steel will supply 62 solenoid valve and cubicle packages.

The ITER project is a joint international research and development project to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power. The demonstration facility is under construction in St-Paul-lez-Durance in France, and will be the largest fusion experimental reactor in the world.

Hayward Tyler’s booster pumps will be an integral part of the drying system for the Tokamak Cooling Water System (TCWS). The pumps will be designed, built and tested at Hayward Tyler Inc in Colchester, Vermont, USA.

Hayward Tyler and Energy Steel are both part of the Engineered Pumps and Motors Division of Avingtrans plc.

“We are elated that two of our companies can supply products that will contribute to this ambitious project,” said Mike Turmelle, managing director of Avingtrans’ Engineered Pumps and Motors Division. “We’re committed and proud to contribute to the advanced nuclear industry.” These contracts follow previous awards that ITER has made to Avingtrans’ Engineered Pumps and Motors Division.