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  • Vacuum vessel| Windows with tailored appendages

    Each of the vacuum vessel's 44 openings will have custom-made 'extensions' to create the junction to the cryostat. The first link in the two-part chain—the port [...]

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  • Image of the week | Hooked!

    Big, powerful cranes need big, powerful hooks. The hook pictured in this image is one of four that belong to the double overhead bridge crane installed 43 metr [...]

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  • Project management | The elephant must be sliced

    Any way you cut it, ITER is fantastically complex. Whether you're counting components or the lines in the machine assembly schedule, or taking a closer look at [...]

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  • Open Doors Day | Front-row experience

    Craning their necks to take in the full size of what will be the ITER Tokamak, the crowd reacted spontaneously: 'This is much bigger than I thought.' 'Really im [...]

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  • Electrical system| Aiming for "zero fail"

    If something goes wrong in your electrical installation at home you might lose the contents of your freezer—an aggravating occurrence but not a disastrous one. [...]

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Our steel and concrete merry-go-round



In the centre of the Tokamak Pit, work progresses on the ITER bioshield, the thick concrete wall the will completely encircle the ITER machine.

And all around, the walls of the Tokamak Building are rising—the east, west and south sides have been poured at the B2 (lower basement) level and 70 percent of columns are in place. On the left side of the image, formwork is up for the first walls of the B1 (upper basement) level.
B1-level civil works will start in the Tokamak Building during the first quarter of 2016.



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