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Ferrovial Agroman will supply high voltage power grid complex

The European Domestic Agency for ITER has selected the Spanish company Ferrovial Agroman to design and build the high voltage power grid complex needed to supply power to ITER plant systems such as heating, cryogenics and cooling.

The high voltage power grid complex will supply power to the ITER plant systems. (Click to view larger version...)
The high voltage power grid complex will supply power to the ITER plant systems.
The six-year, EUR 30 million contract covers the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the high voltage complex as well as the construction of the buildings necessary to host the electrical equipment.

"This contract sets the foundations of the power supply that ITER will require in order to demonstrate the viability of fusion energy at this scale," commented Pietro Barabaschi, the acting director of the European agency for ITER, after the signature.

In ITER, a total power of 1200 MVA (megavolt ampere) will be made available to plant systems through two networks—the pulsed power electrical network (PPEN) and the steady state electrical network (SSEN). The contract signed with Ferrovial Agroman includes the supply of two new substations containing transformers, circuit breakers, lines, disconnectors, and medium and low voltage load centres (and the buildings to house them).

For Ferrovial Agroman, it's the fourth successful tender for ITER. The company already participates in the construction of the Tokamak Complex (in consortium with Vinci and Razel-Bec); it won the contract for the magnetic power conversion and reactive power compensation buildings; and it will be designing and building the ITER cooling towers and hot/cold basins (more information here).

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