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Worksite progress

The visible and the barely noticeable

Progress in ITER can be highly visible—like the spectacular addition of the first bridge spanning the construction platform's main boulevard (see article in this issue)—or nearly unnoticeable, like the final alignment of toroidal field coils on the vacuum vessel section inside the Tokamak pit. Whether perceptible or not, whether occurring in the intense heat of the ITER platform during the months of July and August or in the more clement temperature of the Assembly Hall, progress on the ITER site this summer was observable in every corner. To take its full measure, embark on a visual tour through the gallery below.

On 12 September, vacuum vessel sector #8, from Korea, was transferred from the upending tool (left) to the available sector sub-assembly tool on the other side of the Assembly Hall. The twin assembly tools are now both occupied, one with sector #1(7) and one with sector #8. (Click to view larger version...)
On 12 September, vacuum vessel sector #8, from Korea, was transferred from the upending tool (left) to the available sector sub-assembly tool on the other side of the Assembly Hall. The twin assembly tools are now both occupied, one with sector #1(7) and one with sector #8.




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