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  • Central solenoid assembly | First sequences underway

    What does it take to assemble the magnet at the heart of ITER? Heavy lifting, unerring accuracy, and a human touch. The central solenoid will be assembled from [...]

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  • Assembly | The eyes of ITER

    Supervisors ensure compliance and completion as machine and plant assembly forges ahead. In Greek mythology, Argus was considered an ideal guardian because his [...]

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    A good repair job starts with a cleared workbench, the right tools on hand and a strong vise. This axiom, true for odd jobs in a home workshop, is also true for [...]

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  • Assembly | Set of handling tools for in-vessel installation finalized

    Inside of a test facility that reproduces the volume and geometry of the ITER vacuum vessel environment, a team from CNIM Systèmes Industriels has dem [...]

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  • 360° image of the week | The assembly theatre

    Ever since it was invented almost two centuries ago, photography has tried to capture what the human eye actually sees. Despite huge progress achieved, it has n [...]

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Of Interest

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ITER platform

Finding your way

The ITER platform has all the attributes of a small town. It has landmark buildings, winding roads and large avenues, traffic lights and stop signs. It is a bustling world of people and vehicles, of projects spanning the scope of construction and industry. It is a place where 35 nations were brought together to prepare the future of our civilization. In this map, we have identified 28 buildings and facilities, some already operational, some at various stages of construction, and few not yet started. Other features—such as overhead bridges and roads—are not yet marked. In a few years, we will need an updated map to find our way on the ITER platform.

Photo EJF Riche - ITER Organization (Click to view larger version...)
Photo EJF Riche - ITER Organization

1 — Tokamak Building
2 — Diagnostics Building
3 — Tritium Building
4 — Assembly Hall
5 — Radiofrequency Building
6 — Site Services Building
7 — Cleaning Facility
8 — Cryostat Workshop
9 — Magnets workshop
10 — Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility
11 — Cryoplant
12, 13 Magnet Power Conversion Buildings
14 — 400 kV Electrical Switchyard (ITER Organization)
15 —  400 kV Electrical Switchyard (RTE, Réseau de transport d'électricité, France)
16 — Heat Removal Zone/Cooling Tower Zone
17 — Future location of the Control Buildings
18 — Future location of the neutral beam injection power supply
19 — Future location of the Hot Cell Facility
20 — Contractors Area
21 — Contractors elevated parking lot
22 — ITER Organization Headquarters
23 — Tokamak Assembly Preparatory Building (in construction)
24 — Assembly workshop
25 — Poloidal Field Coil Facility extension for cold tests
26 — Temporary storage facility
27 — Temporary storage facility
28 — Temporary storage facility
C — Cryostat lower and upper cylinder (cocooned)

Scroll below to see other pictures taken by drone in late May 2020.


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