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  • Cryolines | Another day, another spool

    Having wedged his body and equipment into the cramped space between the ceiling and the massive pipe, a worker is busy welding two cryolines spools. A few metre [...]

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  • Image of the week | Bearings unveiled

    The construction teams are in the last stages of preparing the Tokamak pit for the first major operation of ITER machine assembly: the lowering of the cryostat [...]

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  • Technology | Perfecting tritium breeding for DEMO and beyond

    While ITER will never breed tritium for its own consumption, it will test breeding blanket concepts—the tools and techniques that designers of future DEMO react [...]

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  • Fusion world | Japan and Europe complete the assembly of JT-60SA

    The JT-60SA fusion experiment in Naka, Japan, is designed to explore advanced plasma physics in support of the operation of ITER and next-phase devices. After s [...]

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  • Manufacturing | Thermal shield milestone in Korea

    Six years after the start of fabrication, Korean contractor SFA has completed the last 40° sector of vacuum vessel thermal shield. The stainless steel panels, c [...]

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Swedish academy engineers visit ITER site

So far, only a few people have seen it from the inside. The Swedish delegation visits the Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility. (Click to view larger version...)
So far, only a few people have seen it from the inside. The Swedish delegation visits the Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility.
This Friday, a delegation of engineers from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Royal Institute of Technology came to Cadarache to take a close look at the first concrete footprints of the ITER Project. After an introduction to the project given by Director-General Osamu Motojima, the visitors were invited to an extensive site tour, which finally led them right into the heart of the Tokamak Pit.

A hands-on experience for the Swedish engineers: Timothy Watson, Head of the ITER Buildings & Site Infrastructure Directorate, explains the installation and function of the anti-seismic bearings. (Click to view larger version...)
A hands-on experience for the Swedish engineers: Timothy Watson, Head of the ITER Buildings & Site Infrastructure Directorate, explains the installation and function of the anti-seismic bearings.
After 45 minutes touring in the midday heat, the honourable academy members were glad to be back on the air conditioned bus ... exhausted, but thrilled by this "fascinating project."


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