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Latest ITER Newsline

  • 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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See you in September!

The 42-hectare ITER construction platform is the centre of intense activity that will know no pause this summer. But the Newsline team is taking its annual break and will resume reporting in September...

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Construction is underway on six buildings, at various stages of advancement, and preparatory ground works have begun for three others. In June, the workforce directly involved in the construction of the ITER installation passed the milestone of 1,500 people.

This summer issue of Newsline aims to document all of the latest construction progress at the heart of the world-spanning ITER Project, six years after construction began in earnest in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France.

We'll be back in September.


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