Fusion for Energy, a European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy, has enlisted North East-based digital communications agency Pearsons.
Fusion for Energy, based in Barcelona, has the backing of the Council of the European Union and brings together countries and specialist energy research companies with the long-term aim of developing fusion as a global energy source of the future.
Pearsons’ task is to create a website that captures the project’s key elements and to work as a dual communication tool for not only the scientists and technical partners but also as an educational platform for the public, including a specialist area for children. In addition to the creation of the website, Pearsons is also undertaking the development of an intranet for the 400 multi-national staff working on the Fusion for Energy project, providing an essential internal communication system.
Lilian Hughes, managing director of Pearsons, said: “Winning such a prestigious contract is a real coup for Pearsons and is a golden opportunity for us to showcase our expertise in website design and digital innovation on a global scale.
“Proud to be a North East based business in today’s technical environment we have utilised digital conferencing and site visits to the Spanish base in Barcelona to maintain a close working relationship and to perfect the design and development of the website.”
Pearsons expect to have both the external website and the internal intranet operational by the deadline of April 2010.