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  • Cryoplant | Filled from floor to ceiling

    The ITER cryoplant used to be a vast echoey chamber with 5,400 m² of interior space divided into two areas; now, it is filled from floor to ceiling with industr [...]

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  • Cryostat | Adjusting, welding, testing ...

    The assembly of the ITER cryostat—the stainless steel "thermos" that insulates the ultra-cold superconducting magnets from the environment—is progress [...]

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  • Tokamak Building | Full steam ahead

    In this central arena of the construction site, construction teams are active three shifts a day—two full work shifts and a third, at night, dedicated to moving [...]

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  • Poloidal field coils | Turning tables and hot resin

    One of only two manufacturing facilities located on the ITER site, the Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility was constructed by Europe to house the winding, imp [...]

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  • Assembly Hall | One giant standing

    Two identical handling tools in the Assembly Hall will play a critical role in preparing ITER's nine vacuum vessel sectors for their final journey: transport by [...]

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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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