MRF Handover

The grand opening of the Materials Research Facility (MRF) is due to take place during Spring 2016 with building contractor E G Carter expected to handover keys to the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) imminently. Data gathered from scientists using the new facility could be used to make nuclear power stations safer helping to extend their operational life as well as informing the design of future generations of UK fission reactors and choosing optimum materials for future fusion power stations.


Martin O’Brien, MRF Project Sponsor (UKAEA) said:

“It’s fantastic to have a facility specialising in a new area of research. The work and future collaborations that are due to take place will benefit UK and the nuclear research community, bringing together industry and universities here at Culham Science Centre.”

E G Carter has been the main contractor on site and has successfully delivered the project. David Wilde, of E G Carter, concludes:

“The nature of the equipment that will be used in the MRF has given us an appreciation for the building design and the ground breaking work that is due to take place. We are proud of the building and have worked closely with the project team to ensure completion is on time.”

MRF Handover