"The situation was really difficult," explains Kijung Jung, the Head of the Korean Domestic Agency. "As the barge transfer had not been anticipated, we first needed a green light from ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot to proceed. In the early morning of 24 January, we had a telephone conversion and the authorization to proceed was given as an emergency measure."
A one-child family could easily live inside a house the size of a vacuum vessel sector transportation container. Representatives of the ITER Organization, Korean Domestic Agency, DAHER global logistics provider, and Hyundai Heavy Industry vice-president Kyungho Park (through remote video connection) participated in a small welcoming event on Friday 1 April, hours after the 440-tonne component was delivered to the ITER site.
There are now three vacuum vessel sectors on site. Sector #6, delivered in
The ITER Vacuum Vessel Section, headed by Alex Martin (first row, centre, with ITER Vacuum Vessel Team Leader Hyun-soo Kim) is the second recipient of the ''Commit to deliver'' (C2D) award, symbolized by a tree to be planted in the ITER butterfly garden.