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China has shipped its first component to Japan

LIU Sheng, Responsible Officer, ITER China

The convoy with its precious cargo leaves the manufacturing site in Hefei. Sensing the importance of this delivery, the transport company China National Materials Storge and Transportation Corporation (CMST) painted its pride in bold letters: ''Congratulation to China for shipping the first ITER component. CMST wishes the ITER Project all the sucess.'' Photo: CMST (Click to view larger version...)
The convoy with its precious cargo leaves the manufacturing site in Hefei. Sensing the importance of this delivery, the transport company China National Materials Storge and Transportation Corporation (CMST) painted its pride in bold letters: ''Congratulation to China for shipping the first ITER component. CMST wishes the ITER Project all the sucess.'' Photo: CMST
An important milestone in the procurement of toroidal field conductor for ITER was recently achieved in China.

On 26 February, 660 metres of completed toroidal field dummy conductor was lifted onto a truck in Hefei and taken to the port in Shanghai. From there it took to sea in the direction of Japan.

The event was symbolic in two ways: this was the first ITER component completed in China, and—for the ITER Project—it was the first shipment of completed component between ITER Members.

The dummy conductor for ITER's toroidal field coils arrives in the port of Hibiki, Japan ... (Click to view larger version...)
The dummy conductor for ITER's toroidal field coils arrives in the port of Hibiki, Japan ...
On 10 March, the packaged toroidal field dummy conductor arrived in Fukuoka, Japan where it will be stored at the Wakamatsu site until further processing.

Mr. Luo Delong, Deputy Director-General of the Chinese Domestic Agency, commented: "This milestone is a major step for the ITER project. It is a symbol of the commitment of China turned reality. Our goal is that all procurement items from China be supplied in accordance with the ITER schedule and with ITER quality requirements."

...and is stored in the Wakamatsu site in Fukuoaka until further processing. Both photos courtesy of Ueno Kenichi. (Click to view larger version...)
...and is stored in the Wakamatsu site in Fukuoaka until further processing. Both photos courtesy of Ueno Kenichi.
The successful transfer of toroidal field dummy conductor was the result of the combined efforts of many, including research done at ASIPP well in advance of production, and cooperation with the ITER Organization, the Japanese Domestic Agency and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).


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