Subscribe options

Select your newsletters:


Please enter your email address:

@

News & Media

Latest ITER Newsline

  • Men of measure

    'Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.' [From the Greek historian Herodotu [...]

    Read more

  • The end of a nine-year journey

    In December, as toroidal field conductor unit length #133 came off the production line, the ITER community celebrated a major milestone—the end of a nine-year p [...]

    Read more

  • The little coupler that could

    Concrete and steel met at the end of the 19th century, never to part again. From their encounter a new material was born that revolutionized construction techni [...]

    Read more

  • The radio power house

    The steel structurethat's being erected against the northeast side of the Assembly Hall is for a large building that will be densely packed with power supplies [...]

    Read more

  • Spaceport ITER

    At nightfall, when buildings, work areas, roads and parking lots light up, the ITER site looks like an alien spaceport. Drenched in the yellow glow of sodium l [...]

    Read more

Of Interest

See archived articles

Contract signed in Europe for diagnostics integration

-European Domestic Agency, Fusion for Energy

ITER diagnostics will have access to the plasma through vacuum vessel ports and divertor cassettes (at the bottom of the machine). The contract awarded to IDOM ADA covers engineering services for the integration of the instruments. (Click to view larger version...)
ITER diagnostics will have access to the plasma through vacuum vessel ports and divertor cassettes (at the bottom of the machine). The contract awarded to IDOM ADA covers engineering services for the integration of the instruments.
The European Domestic Agency has awarded a multimillion-euro engineering contract for the integration of diagnostic instruments into ITER vacuum vessel ports.

The four-year contract was awarded to IDOM ADA, the Advanced Design and Analysis division of IDOM, a multinational specialized in engineering, architecture and consultancy services based in Spain.

The company will work with instrument designers in several public European fusion laboratories as well as experts in Japan, India, China and the US to deliver a comprehensive engineering design that integrates approximately 20 diagnostic instruments into five of the ports that give access to the ITER plasma.

The contract also covers the design of in-vessel metallic containers (weighing 5 to 20 tons each) to protect the diagnostic instruments from extreme temperature and to shield other components from neutron radiation. Structures to house the diagnostic instruments that will be mounted onto divertor cassettes will also be designed, as well as specialist flanges to provide water and electrical connections to the diagnostic instruments.

"[This is] a clear example of knowledge transfer from laboratories to industry," emphasized Henrik Bindslev, Director of the European Domestic Agency. "Europe's contribution to ITER has been a catalyst encouraging the two poles of knowledge and competitiveness to work closer."

Read more on the European Domestic Agency's website.



return to the latest published articles