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  • Cryostat base insertion | "A moment that will live in our memories"

    In the closing scene of the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an alien spaceship hovers above an anxious and awestruck crowd of scientists and engi [...]

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  • Cryolines | Another day, another spool

    Having wedged his body and equipment into the cramped space between the ceiling and the massive pipe, a worker is busy welding two cryolines spools. A few metre [...]

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  • Image of the week | Bearings unveiled

    The construction teams are in the last stages of preparing the Tokamak pit for the first major operation of ITER machine assembly: the lowering of the cryostat [...]

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  • Technology | Perfecting tritium breeding for DEMO and beyond

    While ITER will never breed tritium for its own consumption, it will test breeding blanket concepts—the tools and techniques that designers of future DEMO react [...]

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  • Fusion world | Japan and Europe complete the assembly of JT-60SA

    The JT-60SA fusion experiment in Naka, Japan, is designed to explore advanced plasma physics in support of the operation of ITER and next-phase devices. After s [...]

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Come fly with us!

Catching the delicate light of a mid-September day, the 60-metre-high steel structure of the Assembly Hall takes centre stage in a video clip recently released by Architect-Engineer Engage.

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Filmed by a drone camera flying just a few metres above the building, the clip reveals the complex geometry of the structural beams; catches workers in their telescopic boom work platform tightening some of the structures 85,000 bolts; and, as added benefit, captures a lot of the action taking place elsewhere on the 42-hectare ITER construction platform.

Click here to view the video.


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