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  • Cryolines | Another day, another spool

    Having wedged his body and equipment into the cramped space between the ceiling and the massive pipe, a worker is busy welding two cryolines spools. A few metre [...]

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  • Image of the week | Bearings unveiled

    The construction teams are in the last stages of preparing the Tokamak pit for the first major operation of ITER machine assembly: the lowering of the cryostat [...]

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  • Technology | Perfecting tritium breeding for DEMO and beyond

    While ITER will never breed tritium for its own consumption, it will test breeding blanket concepts—the tools and techniques that designers of future DEMO react [...]

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  • Fusion world | Japan and Europe complete the assembly of JT-60SA

    The JT-60SA fusion experiment in Naka, Japan, is designed to explore advanced plasma physics in support of the operation of ITER and next-phase devices. After s [...]

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  • Manufacturing | Thermal shield milestone in Korea

    Six years after the start of fabrication, Korean contractor SFA has completed the last 40° sector of vacuum vessel thermal shield. The stainless steel panels, c [...]

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Image of the week

How quickly it goes!

There are many challenges in communicating ITER and one is to keep pace (from a visual point of view) with the progress of the Tokamak Building.

Like in a mechanical ballet, workers on elevated platforms are installing the elements of the north wall steel framework. Another four days and it will be completed. (Click to view larger version...)
Like in a mechanical ballet, workers on elevated platforms are installing the elements of the north wall steel framework. Another four days and it will be completed.
Since this picture was taken, on Thursday 23 January, the lattice being constructed to close up the end of the crane hall structure has almost reached the top; it should be completed by 1 February. A first layer of cladding now covers one side of the structure, and 15 percent of insulation and final cladding is now affixed to the beams. Roofing is nearly half in place, and the rails for the overhead cranes are in position on both sides of the hall.

Next time we train the camera on the crane hall, the view will have changed again. And despite all our efforts, the photograph will probably be a few hours late...


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