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Architect Engineering contract signed

Still on paper but soon to become concrete reality: the ITER facilities. Copyright: ENGAGE (Click to view larger version...)
Still on paper but soon to become concrete reality: the ITER facilities. Copyright: ENGAGE
Today, Tuesday 13 April 2010, the Architect Engineering contract for the majority of the ITER buildings was signed between the European Domestic Agency "Fusion for Energy" (F4E) and the ENGAGE consortium. 

The Architect Engineering contract worth EUR 150 million not only represents the biggest contract awarded in the scope of the ITER project, but also one of the biggest engineering contracts ever signed in Europe. It covers the construction of the entire ITER complex including 29 out of a total of 39 buildings, site infrastructure and power supplies.

Two signatures worth EUR 150 million: Frank Briscoe (right) and Stéphane Aubarbier, Vice-President of the Assystem Group, signing the Architect Engineering contract. (Click to view larger version...)
Two signatures worth EUR 150 million: Frank Briscoe (right) and Stéphane Aubarbier, Vice-President of the Assystem Group, signing the Architect Engineering contract.
The ENGAGE consortium is made up of four European companies: Assystem (France), Atkins (UK), Empresados Agrupados (Spain) and Iosis (France). It is expected that more than 230 engineers and designers will be working under this contract.

A second contract for the Health and Safety Protection Coordination and Legal Inspection Services was signed today with the Marseille-based company Apave. This contract worth EUR 9 million will assist F4E to ensure the general prevention of any risks associated with the performance of the works from the implementation of the Architect Engineering contract. It is expected that 18 senior engineers and experts will be deployed on the site. 

''I am really happy,'' Alain Féraud said on behalf of Apave. ''Participating in building the world's biggest fusion facility is a fantastic opportunity.'' (Click to view larger version...)
''I am really happy,'' Alain Féraud said on behalf of Apave. ''Participating in building the world's biggest fusion facility is a fantastic opportunity.''
"These signatures certainly mark another two important milestones on our way," ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda said on the occasion. And Frank Briscoe, Director of Fusion for Energy added that there are more contracts in the pipeline. "ITER is becoming alive," Briscoe picked up Ikeda's words, "the project is picking up speed."

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