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5 top lid segments expected

A little less than five years ago, in December 2015, the first segments of the ITER cryostat (out of a total of 54) were delivered to the construction site from India.

A three-trailer convoy will deliver 5 top lid segments (out of a total of 12) to the ITER site this week. (Click to view larger version...)
A three-trailer convoy will deliver 5 top lid segments (out of a total of 12) to the ITER site this week.
Of the four sections that make up this massive "thermos," two—the base and lower cylinder—are now installed in the assembly pit and one, the upper cylinder, is safely stored on the platform in a protective cocoon.

The required segments for the fourth section—the "top lid"—were finalized in June and a first batch was shipped to France in late August.

Consisting of 5 top lid segments (out of a total of 12) and one central cover, the sub-components were unloaded at Marseille-Fos harbour on 8 September and are due on the ITER site this week. A second batch with the remaining 7 top lid sectors is scheduled to leave India in October.


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