Two such components recently arrived at Marseille's industrial harbour Fos-sur-Mer, and will soon be delivered to the ITER site.
Procured by Europe and finalized in Italy, toroidal field coil #9 (TF9) is seen here on 23 March as it approaches the narrow Caronte Canal in Martigues. The massive load (600 tonnes) will reach the ITER site in the early morning of 17 April. Photo DAHER
To the challenges of transporting such behemoths over the 104-kilometre ITER Itinerary, the global health crisis has added extra constraints. The organization of the convoys, the logistics and the schedule all needed to be adapted to mitigate risk for the loads and guarantee optimal health and safety conditions for the personnel involved.
One month to the day after it left the port of Kobe, Japan, on 7 March, coil #12 (TF12) arrived at Marseille's industrial harbour. The load will begin the last leg of its journey on 21 April and arrive at ITER four days later. Photo DAHER