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Latest ITER Newsline

  • Correction coils | First of 18 lowered

    In all tokamak devices, ITER included, small deviations in the shape or position of the magnets cause unwanted field perturbations that can affect plasma stabil [...]

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  • Top management | Youngeek Jung, head of construction

    What Youngeek Jung remembers distinctly about his childhood and teenage years is being hungry and cold. South Korea, where he was born in 1956, was in ruins. 'W [...]

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  • Central solenoid module | Tests and verifications prior to assembly

    In January next year, the 'most powerful magnet in the world' will begin taking shape. The first module of the Tokamak's central solenoid will be positioned on [...]

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  • Contract management | E-procurement helps to simplify and streamline

    The Procurement & Contracts Division at the ITER Organization is rolling out a new e-procurement tool that will simplify and streamline contract management [...]

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  • Cooling water plant | Partners work in lockstep to keep ITER cool

    Much of the cooling water plant is now ready for commissioning, thanks to a well-executed plan and close coordination among partners. 'Sooner or later, all heat [...]

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Photo reportage

Travelling with a coil

From the salt marshes of the inland sea Étang-de-Berre to the rolling hills around the ITER site (with a view of some of the highest alpine summits) an ITER convoy travels the whole range of Provencal landscapes.

It is a little after 2:00 a.m. on the ITER site and for PF #6, it is the end of the 10,000-kilometre journey from its manufacturing site in Hefei, China. (Click to view larger version...)
It is a little after 2:00 a.m. on the ITER site and for PF #6, it is the end of the 10,000-kilometre journey from its manufacturing site in Hefei, China.
As it progresses along the 104-kilometre ITER Itinerary, an ITER convoy adds a new dimension to these glorious vistas—the harsh beauty of a unique machine transporting a unique load.

Last week, Newsline travelled with the ITER convoy delivering poloidal field coil #6, capturing some of the most spectacular moments of the four-night journey.

Whether in person or remotely, representatives of Europe and China joined ITER staff and Director-General Bernard Bigot in a celebration shortly after the component's arrival. (Click to view larger version...)
Whether in person or remotely, representatives of Europe and China joined ITER staff and Director-General Bernard Bigot in a celebration shortly after the component's arrival.
Procured by Europe and manufactured in China, the ring-shaped magnet coil will be the first to be integrated into the ITER machine. The massive component arrived on site on Friday 26 June after a 10,000-kilometre voyage from its manufacturing site in Hefei, China.

See a video of the last leg of the voyage here.


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