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  • Upending tool | How to raise a sleeping giant

    How will the teams on site raise components weighing up to 450 tonnes from their horizontal delivery configurations to the upright orientation needed for assemb [...]

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  • SOFT 2018 | Conference opens in antique setting

    The ancient theatre of Taormina, in northeast Sicily, was built by the Romans on the foundations of an earlier Greek theatre. Still used to this day, the round [...]

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  • Former Council Chair Iotti | "Everyone should be congratulated!"

    For those who dreamed ITER in the 1990s, a visit to the construction site today is like stepping into a miracle. For Bob Iotti, who has been associated with the [...]

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  • In-vessel coils | Conductor qualified for manufacturing

    For magnet coils operating inside of the vacuum vessel, conventional insulation schemes are not an option. ITER will rely on mineral-insulated conductor technol [...]

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  • ITER Research Plan | The 400-page scenario

    The ITER Organization has just made publically available the most recent version of the ITER Research Plan, a 400-page document that describes the present visio [...]

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Of Interest

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Château ITER



Will it be full-bodied or lean? Hearty or perfumed? Mineral or fragrant? No one knows yet, for First Harvest, like First Plasma, is still years away. One thing is certain however: considering the diminutive size of the vineyard, Château ITER will be a cuvée reserved for a happy few.

Planting six rows of vines close to the ITER Headquarters' entrance was the idea of architect Tilman Richert (Rudy Ricciotti's deputy). Along with a selection of fruit trees (cherry, almond, fig and pear trees) they epitomize the traditional Provençal landscape, better and more accurately than the usual lavender and thyme.


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