Gathered in the Cryostat Workshop on site or present virtually through a video connection with India, the designers, manufacturers, machining experts,
However impressive the figures, the finalization of the ITER cryostat was, first and foremost, the product of a convergence of competencies, creativity and dedication. ''The ITER one-team spirit eventually absorbed all the complexities of the project.'' said ITER Construction Domain Youngeek Jung.
For more than six years, the Cryostat Workshop pulsed with music, crane sirens, the clanging of metal on metal, and the chatter of English, Hindi, Gujarati, German and French voices. It is now almost silent, but will not remain so for long; soon, the vast football-field-size space (50 x 100 m) will accommodate new ITER assembly activities. In ITER memory, though, it will always be the place where the cryostat took shape in an exceptional, yearslong industrial adventure—a first-of-a-kind giant component for a first-of-a-kind giant machine.
As remote participants from India look on, representatives of the ITER Organization, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, the Indian Embassy in Paris and MAN Energy Solutions are honoured with the first tree to be planted in the new butterfly garden at ITER Headquarters.