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The first of three transformers for the pulsed power electrical network (PPEN) was successfully "energized" on 26 November. Procured by China and installed by Europe, weighing close to 500 tonnes and towering 15 metres above ground, the PPEN transformers are the largest electrical components of the project.
26 November 2019Download
After several months of tests and commissioning, the first ITER system—steady state electrical distribution—enters into operation on 23 January. The ITER site is now independently powered by an electrical substation that draws power directly from the 400 kV French national grid.
23 January 2019Download
Despite a rather unassuming name, the Site Services Building is a strategic resource for the entire installation, accommodating and distributing a large number of industrial support services and systems. All mechanical and electrical equipment (pumps, chillers, pressurizers, cabinets and chemical dosing systems) and relevant piping has been installed, and a series of hydrostatic tests have been completed successfully.
12 December 2018Download
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Systems commissioning: 2018-2024
First system commissioned: steady state electrical network, SSEN (completed January 2019)
Commissioning underway now on: control systems; pulsed power electrical network, PPEN
Integrated commissioning: December 2024 to December 2025