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  • A world in itself

    From a height of some 50 metres, you have the entire ITER worksite at your feet. The long rectangle of the Diagnostics Building stands out in the centre, with [...]

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  • US completes toroidal field deliveries for ITER

    The US Domestic Agency achieved a major milestone in February by completing the delivery of all US-supplied toroidal field conductor to the European toroidal fi [...]

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  • Thin diagnostic coils to be fitted into giant magnets

    Last week was marked by the first delivery of diagnostic components—Continuous External Rogowski (CER) coils—from the European Domestic Agency to the ITER Organ [...]

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  • Addressing the challenge of plasma disruptions

    Plasma disruptions are fast events in tokamak plasmas that lead to the complete loss of the thermal and magnetic energy stored in the plasma. The plasma control [...]

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  • Blending (almost) seamlessly into the landscape

    Located in the foothills of the French Pre-Alps, the ITER installation blends almost seamlessly into the landscape. The architects' choice ofmirror-like steel c [...]

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Winding up for construction start

Assisting DG Ikeda were the people that paved the way for the signature: Simon Sweeney, Steel Frame Buildings Section Leader, Laurent Schmieder, Head of the Site, Buildings and Power Supplies Division for F4E and Assistant Angele Corso-Leclercq. (Click to view larger version...)
Assisting DG Ikeda were the people that paved the way for the signature: Simon Sweeney, Steel Frame Buildings Section Leader, Laurent Schmieder, Head of the Site, Buildings and Power Supplies Division for F4E and Assistant Angele Corso-Leclercq.
It may have been signed on 1 April but this is far from being an April Fool's joke: Last week, the ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda signed the application for the construction permit for the Poloidal Field Coil Winding Facility that will be the first structure to take shape on the ITER site this summer. "This facility together with the permanent office buildings, which are expected to rise this year as well, will clearly mark the fact that ITER is moving towards its construction phase," ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda said. "This visible progress will do everyone good."


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