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  • A wide angle on progress

    Whether captured from the top of a crane or from a drone hovering at an altitude of a few dozen metres, the ITER site isalways spectacular. After almost seven y [...]

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  • Inside the arena

    A visit to the deep "well" where the ITER Tokamak assembly will begin next year begins with a journey underground ... through a maze of giant pillars, [...]

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  • 10,000 tonnes of magnets to cool

    In ITER, huge volumesof liquid helium will be circulated throughout a complex, five-kilometre network of pipes, pumps and valves to keep the 10,000-tonne magnet [...]

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  • Heaviest convoy yet

    The triple convoy that reached ITER on Thursday 13 April wasthe heaviest ever organized since the beginning of "highly exceptional" deliveries in Janu [...]

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  • Gouging the giant's eye

    On the side of the ITER bioshield that faces the main ITER office building, four large openings have been preserved to allow passage for the neutral beam inject [...]

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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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