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First machine components safely stored

In December, the first 12 segments of the massive ITER cryostat were delivered to the ITER site in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France. 

The 12 segments, forming the first tier of the cryostat base section, are now stored in the Cryostat Workshop. Welding operations will begin in the summer of 2016. (Click to view larger version...)
The 12 segments, forming the first tier of the cryostat base section, are now stored in the Cryostat Workshop. Welding operations will begin in the summer of 2016.
The 3,850-tonne cryostat, the vacuum-tight container that will surround the main plasma chamber and superconducting magnets, is under the procurement responsibility of the ITER-India Domestic Agency and manufactured by the Indian industrial giant Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

The arrival of the cryostat segments represents a double milestone for the ITER Project—the arrival of the first elements that will be integrated into the ITER machine, and the ahead-of-schedule achievement of the first project milestone validated by the ITER Council in November for the years 2016-2017.

Read the press release in English and in French.



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