Procurement at Fusion for Energy (F4E)
Fusion for Energy (F4E) is the European Union’s Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy. The organisation was created under the Euratom Treaty by a decision of the Council of the EU. Its members are the 27 EU Member States, Switzerland and the European Commission.
F4E is responsible for providing Europe’s in-kind and in-cash contribution to ITER, the world’s largest scientific installation that aims to demonstrate fusion as a viable and sustainable source of energy. ITER brings together seven parties that represent half of the world’s population – the EU, Russia, Japan, China, India, South Korea and the United States. The ITER assembly and operations are managed directly by an international organisation created for the purpose: the ITER International Organisation (ITER IO). F4E also supports international fusion research and development initiatives through the Broader Approach (BA) Agreement signed with Japan and in collaboration with the European fusion research community (Eurofusion), with the ultimate goal to reach the commercial exploitation of fusion energy. F4E works closely with industry and R&D organisations across Europe to design, manufacture and test technical components for fusion installations.
For the period of 2008-2020 (covering roughly 60% of the ITER construction activities), F4E has a budget of about 7 billion EUR for the European contribution to the ITER and BA projects. For the period of 2021-2027 F4E foresees a budget of about 6 billion EUR.
F4E is located in Barcelona (Spain) and has offices at the ITER site in Cadarache (France), in Garching (Germany) and Rokkasho (Japan).