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  • In-vessel electrical systems | What it takes to wire up a fusion reactor

    While the challenges of keeping cables operational in harsh environments such as jet engines and nuclear fission reactors have been understood for a long time, [...]

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  • Assembly preparation | Off goes the lid

    In the summer of 2017, a circular platform was installed inside of the large steel-and-concrete cylinder of the Tokamak pit. The 200-tonne structure was meant t [...]

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  • Deliveries | Two coils on their way

    For the past five years, 'highly exceptional loads' (HEL) have been successfully travelling along the ITER Itinerary to be delivered to the ITER site. As the pr [...]

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  • ITER NOW video | Ready for the big lifts

    This new video in our "ITER NOW" series provides an insider's view of the recent load tests performed as the ITER Organization prepares for the machin [...]

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  • Divertor | Far more than a fancy ashtray

    It has been likened to the filter of a swimming pool or an oversized ashtray. It has been called alien in shape and hellish in its affinity for heat. But whatev [...]

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The break of spring

Spring has appeared on the ITER site, with green and yellow sprouting in the surrounding hills and along the platform's embankments — for Newsline, the perfect time to take a spring break.

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We'll be back on 25 April to commemorate one of fusion history's watershed moments — Soviet physicist Igor Kurchatov's speech at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell (UK) on 26 April 1956.

In the meantime work continues to progress on site, as the gallery below can attest. Workers are installing rebar at the second basement level (B1) on the east side of the Tokamak Complex; cladding work is nearly finished on the Assembly Hall; and concrete pouring for the cryoplant's underground structure almost complete.


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