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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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Worksite photos

The view one never tires of

For the past three-and a half years, ITER Communication has been documenting construction progress from the top of the tallest crane on the ITER worksite. Although shooting the same place from the same viewpoint might be considered repetitive and boring, in this case it never is: the ITER worksite is an ever-changing landscape one never tires of.
 
The ITER site in early July 2018. Project metrics indicate that the level of design completion for First Plasma components and systems is at 93.9 percent, while the level of construction and manufacturing completion to reach First Plasma has topped 60 % based on ITER Unit of Account value credits (May data). (Click to view larger version...)
The ITER site in early July 2018. Project metrics indicate that the level of design completion for First Plasma components and systems is at 93.9 percent, while the level of construction and manufacturing completion to reach First Plasma has topped 60 % based on ITER Unit of Account value credits (May data).
 
See the gallery below for a new series of images, the first since April. More filming and photographing is scheduled for later this month.



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