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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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Hills and vales of steel



Hills and vales of steel take shape on the 6,000 square-metre site of the future Assembly Building in November.

The future concrete basemat, ranging in thickness from 1.2-2.2 metres, will have to integrate the complex topography of the underlying galleries for drainage, electricity and piping. As a result, the rebar reinforcement (1,500 tonnes) is particularly dense and complex.

Workers began reinforcement work in September; another three months will be needed to complete the job before concrete pouring begins.


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