Subscribe options

Select your newsletters:

Please enter your email address:

@

News & Media

Latest ITER Newsline

  • Port cells | All 46 doors in place

    In ITER, ordinary objects and features often take on an awesome dimension. Take the doors that seal off the port cells around the Tokamak for instance. Doors th [...]

    Read more

  • Toroidal field coils | Two make a pair

    One of the essential 'building blocks' of the ITER Tokamak is the pre-assembly of two toroidal field coils, one vacuum vessel sector and corresponding panels of [...]

    Read more

  • Industrial milestone | Cryostat manufacturing comes to an end in India

    With a flag-off ceremony on 30 June, India's L&T Heavy Engineering marked the end of an eight-year industrial adventure—the manufacturing of the ITER cryost [...]

    Read more

  • Local partners | A celebration for ITER's "vital artery"

    ITER is made possible through the work of thousands of scientists, engineers, workers of all trades and industries across the globe. It is also made possible by [...]

    Read more

  • Photo reportage | Travelling with a coil

    From the salt marshes of the inland sea Étang-de-Berre to the rolling hills around the ITER site (with a view of some of the highest alpine summits) an ITER con [...]

    Read more

Of Interest

See archived entries

Closing in on the centre

Joëlle Elbez-Uzan, head of the Nuclear Safety, Licensing & Environmental Protection Division

A major milestone was reached on the Tokamak Complex worksite on 10 July, on the eve of European President Barroso and French Minister Fioraso's visit to ITER.

Some 940 cubic metres of specially formulated concrete were used in the first segment of the central part of the B2 slab. (Click to view larger version...)
Some 940 cubic metres of specially formulated concrete were used in the first segment of the central part of the B2 slab.
Following months of exchanges with the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) and its technical experts at the Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), the hold point on the Tokamak Building slab (part of the Tokamak Complex slab) was lifted and pouring operations were allowed to proceed.

A 627-square-metre segment, adjacent to the Diagnostics Building slab on the north side of Seismic Pit, was the first of nine plots to be poured to complete the central area of the slab. The final foundation operations for the 400,000-tonne Tokamak Complex will be finalized when the perfectly circular last segment is poured before the end of August.

The final foundation operations for the 400,000-tonne Tokamak Complex will be finalized when the perfectly circular last segment is poured before the end of August. (Click to view larger version...)
The final foundation operations for the 400,000-tonne Tokamak Complex will be finalized when the perfectly circular last segment is poured before the end of August.
Last week's milestone was made possible by the mobilization of all stakeholders: the ITER Organization, the European agency Fusion for Energy and the Architect-Engineer Engage who, together, form the B2 Slab Task Force.

Integrated team work has once again demonstrated its efficiency. So let us continue toward success!


return to the latest published articles