Pre-conceptual support for fusion reactors

Pre-conceptual design activities support for General Fusion's prototype development program

General Fusion | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | 2017

Pre-conceptual design program

Designed to support business case development

Project executed in a compressed timeline


Hatch was tasked with the completion of pre-conceptual design activities for balance-of-plant systems to support the business case development for General Fusion's prototype system. Design activities were used to develop project estimates and schedules (engineering through construction and commissioning) for a number of different alternate configurations in support of clients' business case analysis for the prototype program.


  • During the pre-conceptual design phase of the prototype development program, Hatch provided the design, estimating, and scheduling support.
  • Overall space planning of the new prototype facility including architectural floor plans, renderings of proposed facility for visualization, and marketing purposes.
  • The deliverable package included a set of budget estimates (Class V) and corresponding schedules for building construction and commissioning for the defined business alternatives, supported by a design basis report in support of the client gate review package.


  • Project was completed on-time and on-budget and also included an interface with project controls personnel out of Hatch's Vancouver office.
  • Project executed in a compressed timeline to support the gate review of the overall pre-conceptual design.

Project Numbers

Total cost: C$90,000

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