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  • Crane operator | A cabin in the sky

    There are times, at dusk, when the ITER construction platform resembles an airport, with roads and buildings illuminated by yellow and white lights. From their [...]

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  • Assembly | A colossal task made manageable

    For the execution of work during the next project phase—machine and plant assembly up to First Plasma—the ITER Organization has chosen a contractual approach th [...]

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    The ITER Organization and the Italian consortium Consorzio RFX* have signed a new agreement governing the construction and operation of the ITER Neutral Beam Te [...]

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  • Load tests | Heavyweight champion

    The Assembly Hall, with its two giant tools towering 20 metres above ground, is one of the most spectacular locations on the ITER site. When a dummy load weighi [...]

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    Last month in New York, the Stellar Energy Foundation and the Fusion Industry Association co-hosted an invitation-only workshop: 'Roadmap to the Fusion Energy E [...]

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Of Interest

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On a clear windy day...



For a few days last week, the Mistral (the "master wind" of Provence) blew with sufficient force to "tear the horns off the oxen," as the local saying goes. On the ITER site, we know of no oxen that suffered any loss, but a strong gust carried away the large flag that stood at the north edge of the platform.

On the more positive site, the Mistral does a fantastic job of cleaning the landscape, washing away the haze and bringing out the pristine colours of the land (and the construction site).


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