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ITER kicks off assembly

President Macron to host virtual celebration

Laban Coblentz, Head of Communication

On Tuesday 28 July, French President Emmanuel Macron and government leaders from China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States will celebrate the start of assembly at ITER.
Over the past two months, several massive first-of-a-kind components have been the arriving at the ITER site. In the virtual presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, government leaders from the ITER Members will celebrate the start of assembly on Tuesday 28 July 2020. (Click to view larger version...)
Over the past two months, several massive first-of-a-kind components have been the arriving at the ITER site. In the virtual presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, government leaders from the ITER Members will celebrate the start of assembly on Tuesday 28 July 2020.
As Newsline readers well know, massive and complex first-of-a-kind components have been arriving at the ITER construction site in recent months from all over the world. The Tokamak Building and Assembly Hall are united. The cryostat base is installed. The cryostat lower cylinder and poloidal field coils #5 and #6 are on hand. The requisite assembly tools are largely in place.

This week, the first sector of the ITER vacuum vessel will arrive in France from Korea. Together with two toroidal field coils and sections of the silver-coated protective thermal shield, all components needed to create the first Tokamak sub-assembly will now physically be in France. Machine assembly can begin.

The event will be live-streamed, in three parts (all times listed are French local times):
- 10:00 a.m. — Tour of the ITER worksite and large components on site
- 11:00 a.m. — Ceremony, including statements by world leaders
- 12:30 a.m. (or following the ceremony) — Press conference

We will have a full report in Newsline on 29 July.
 
On Tuesday 28 July, 10:00 a.m. (local French time) the livestream will begin below.


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