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  • Without minimizing challenges, Council reaffirms commitment

    On 24 October 2007, the ITER Organization was officially established following the ratification by the seven ITER Members of the project's constitutive document [...]

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  • Heat waves

    Plasma is like a tenuous mist of particles—light atoms that have been dissociated into ions (the atom nucleus) and free-roaming electrons. In order to study pla [...]

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  • What a difference ten days make

    There was a time when progress in Tokamak Complex construction was easy to follow.Excavation in 2010; the creation of the ground support structure and seismic f [...]

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  • What's in the box?

    At ITER, even the opening of a box takes on a spectacular dimension. The operation requires a powerful crane, a full team of specialists and, as everything ITER [...]

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  • EU Commission has "positive appreciation" of ITER progress

    On 14 June, the European Commission issued a Communication presenting the revised schedule and budget estimates for European participation in ITER. Its object? [...]

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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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