Subscribe options

Select your newsletters:


Please enter your email address:

@

News & Media

Latest ITER Newsline

  • Towards DEMO | What will the blanket teach us?

    We often hear about the scientific ideas ITER is designed to confirm, but the project also has an important role as a technology demonstrator. The blanket is a [...]

    Read more

  • Summer works | A new chapter opens

    Notice anything? Yes, the giant poster (25 x 50 m) on the temporary wall of the Assembly Hall has been removed. Displaying a cutaway of the ITER Tokamak, it had [...]

    Read more

  • Image of the week | On the thruway from Hefei to Shanghai

    Over the next four years, China will be shipping approximately 100 large components for the magnet feeder system, adding up to 1,600 tonnes of equipment in all. [...]

    Read more

  • India | Modi praises ITER at UNESCO

    In August, while on official visit to France at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India shared his vision of cooperat [...]

    Read more

  • Vacuum technology | Record-breaking sealing performance

    The ITER vacuum vessel, its ports and port extensions, and port plugs all provide the vacuum boundary and first safety confinement barrier of the ITER machine. [...]

    Read more

Of Interest

See archived entries

Last signature for ITER Russia

With the signature in April of a final Complementary Diagnostic Procurement Arrangement with the ITER Organization, the Russian Domestic Agency has now formalized the procurement of its complete in-kind scope—two dozen work packages in all that define the equipment for ITER that is under Russian responsibility.

Holding up the plastic model of what will soon turn into a 10-ton diagnostic tool: Tokamak Engineering Department Head Alexander Alekseev, Russian Domestic Agency Head Anatoli Krasilnikov, Port Plugs & Diagnostics Integration Division Head Mike Walsh, ITER Deputy Director-General Eisuke Tada, Procurement Responsible Officer William de Cat, Diagnostic Engineer Natalia Casal, and Mikhail Kochergin from the Ioffe Institute in St. Petersburg. (Click to view larger version...)
Holding up the plastic model of what will soon turn into a 10-ton diagnostic tool: Tokamak Engineering Department Head Alexander Alekseev, Russian Domestic Agency Head Anatoli Krasilnikov, Port Plugs & Diagnostics Integration Division Head Mike Walsh, ITER Deputy Director-General Eisuke Tada, Procurement Responsible Officer William de Cat, Diagnostic Engineer Natalia Casal, and Mikhail Kochergin from the Ioffe Institute in St. Petersburg.
The Complementary Diagnostic Procurement Arrangement signed on 14 April by Anatoly Krasilnikov, the head of the Russian Domestic Agency, and Eisuke Tada, ITER Deputy Director-General, covers the fabrication and delivery of the diagnostic equipment that will be integrated into lower port #8. This includes the required structures and services for the integration, installation and operation of three diagnostics: the erosion monitor, divertor Thomson scattering, and laser induced fluorescence.

The function of these structures is to accurately position and align the diagnostic systems in the ITER machine and to provide structural integrity to withstand the harsh conditions inside of the vacuum vessel at maximum machine performance. Last but not least, they will provide neutron shielding to guarantee that radiation doses are kept below the established limits in areas where human access is required.

The diagnostic equipment will be installed inside of a support structure called a diagnostic rack, a stainless steel structure measuring 4 metres and weighing 10 tonnes. It will be fully remote handling compatible and connected to the main services such as cooling, gas and electrical supplies. Other equipment covered in the Complementary Diagnostic Procurement Arrangement are ex-vessel structures such as interspace and port cell support structures.

With this final signature, all Russian contributions to the project are now in the hands of industry.


return to the latest published articles