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Deliveries

From Russia by road

Six trucks filled with electrotechnical equipment for the ITER installation have arrived from the Efremov Institute in Russia.

The latest shipments of electrotechnical equipment from Russia were packed into 10 tractor-trailers. Six have reached the ITER site; another four are travelling. (Click to view larger version...)
The latest shipments of electrotechnical equipment from Russia were packed into 10 tractor-trailers. Six have reached the ITER site; another four are travelling.
Over several weeks in April, a convoy of tractor-trailers carrying DC busbars for the ITER magnets, resisters and other electrotechnical equipment for the ITER installation travelled the 3,000 kilometres separating Saint Petersburg, Russia, and the ITER site. Four other trucks are on their way.

The equipment they contain was developed and manufactured at the Efremov Institute (NIIEFA) for Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM. The fabrication and supply of switching equipment, busbars, energy absorbing resistors and control racks for the power supply and protection of the ITER superconducting magnets is the largest procurement package of 12 under ITER Russia's responsibility.

Over five kilometres of steel-jacketed aluminium busbars insulated in epoxy wrapping and actively cooled by a constant flow of pressurized water are required to deliver DC power to the ITER magnets. The busbar network, along with the fast discharge and switching network units, will almost fully occupy two levels of the Diagnostics Building.

The Russian Domestic Agency, the Efremov Institute, and the ITER Organization took all the necessary steps to have the equipment reach ITER on time and prevent any delay in the installation schedule.


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