Through its participation in these complex projects Egis has gained outstanding experience, oversight and expertise enabling the company to propose a technical approach and management system appropriate to major scientific programmes.
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), an experimental fusion reactor, has as objective to verify the scientific and technical feasibility of nuclear fusion as a new energy source. “Architect Engineer” and partner to the “Engage” consortium, Egis is taking part in the construction and outfitting of the buildings and infrastructure for this experimental facility.
Egis is also a member of the consortium tasked with coordination of assembly and process integration and with trials and intermediary operation of the Laser Mégajoule, the world's most powerful laser. Mégajoule will allow researchers at the CEA (France's alternative energies and atomic energy commission) to simulate the conditions of a nuclear explosion and to validate calculations for development of deterrent weapons. It will also provide possibilities for studying matter in extreme conditions of density and temperature, thereby opening up fields of investigation in pure science that will contribute to research on energy production.