Fluor Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Longview Fusion Energy Systems to serve as its engineering and construction partner in designing and planning laser fusion energy for the global energy market.

Longview’s laser fusion power plants are expected to be rated 1000–1600 MW.

“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,” said Tom D’Agostino, group president of Fluor’s Mission Solutions business. “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.”

Under the MOU, Fluor will provide preliminary design and engineering to support the development of Longview’s fusion plant. “The Longview power plant design is based on the recent breakthrough at the National Ignition Facility showing the world’s only experimental demonstration of fusion with energy gain,” said Ed Moses, chief executive officer of Longview Fusion Energy Systems. “This will combine modern, efficient lasers and a patented design to replicate these conditions several hundred times a minute.”

Image courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory