Fluor signs agreement to develop design and engineering for US laser fusion energy plants

A Fluor worker in yellow hi-vis and white hard hat Image: Fluor

American engineering and construction company Fluor has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop preliminary design and engineering for laser fusion power plants.

The MOU with Longview Energy Systems aims to develop its plans for fusion-powered plants of 1,000-1,600MW.

The idea for the power plant is based upon a recent breakthrough at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California, showing the experimental demonstration of fusion with energy gain.

Longview Fusion Energy Systems chief executive Ed Moses said the proposed plant would, “combine modern, efficient lasers and a patented design to replicate these conditions several hundred times a minute – similar to the repetitive pulses in a car engine but delivering one million horsepower.”

Fluor will act as engineering and construction partner to develop designs for the plant.

Tom D’Agostino, group president of Fluor’s Mission Solutions business, said, “Fluor is a leader in designing and building solutions to create a sustainable future and our partnership with Longview Fusion Energy Systems builds upon that experience.

“From developing and constructing large-scale energy facilities to designing, building and operating complex chemical processing and innovative industrial projects, our expertise helps clients reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and deliver cleaner, decarbonized projects. We look forward to working with Longview on the mission to demonstrate the feasibility of laser fusion technology and deliver it to the commercial market.”


Receive the information you need when you need it through our world-leading magazines, newsletters and daily briefings.

Sign up

Andy Brown Editor, Editorial, UK - Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786224 E-mail: [email protected]
Neil Gerrard Senior Editor, Editorial, UK - Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 7355 092 771 E-mail: [email protected]
Catrin Jones Deputy Editor, Editorial, UK – Wadhurst Tel: +44 (0) 791 2298 133 E-mail: [email protected]
Eleanor Shefford Brand Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 236 E-mail: [email protected]