The Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology Research (CIEMAT), assigned to Spanish the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and the Escúzar City Council have signed a land transfer agreement for the construction of the scientific and technical infrastructure ‘International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility -Demo Oriented Neutron Source’ (IFMIF–DONES) in Granada, Spain.
The construction of the first buildings, laboratories, and prototypes related to IFMIF-DONES will begin in 2022. Minister of Science and Innovation Diana Morant stated that IFMIF-DONES will be ‘the largest international scientific and technological infrastructure in Spain, strategic in the transformation of our country’.
IFMIF-DONES will be ‘the largest international scientific and technological infrastructure in Spain", according to the Minister of Science and Innovation
Escúzar City Council will transfer a land of approximately 100,000 square metres for the construction of the IFMIF-DONES facility. All the activities related to the project are currently coordinated by the Consortium IFMIF-DONES España in close collaboration with CIEMAT and the University of Granada. The Central Government and the Regional Government of Andalusia have contributed with over €32 million to the construction of the buildings, prototypes, and laboratories, which will serve as support to the future IFMIF-DONES facility.
In addition, scientific and technical staff has also been recruited for the development of the project and is currently working in Granada thanks to different research groups and engineers.
Some of the hired staff will also visit Italy. Germany, France, or Japan as part of the international work to be done in this large-scale project.
Scientific and technical staff has been recruited for the development of the project and is already at work