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  • A world in itself

    From a height of some 50 metres, you have the entire ITER worksite at your feet. The long rectangle of the Diagnostics Building stands out in the centre, with [...]

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  • US completes toroidal field deliveries for ITER

    The US Domestic Agency achieved a major milestone in February by completing the delivery of all US-supplied toroidal field conductor to the European toroidal fi [...]

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  • Thin diagnostic coils to be fitted into giant magnets

    Last week was marked by the first delivery of diagnostic components—Continuous External Rogowski (CER) coils—from the European Domestic Agency to the ITER Organ [...]

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  • Addressing the challenge of plasma disruptions

    Plasma disruptions are fast events in tokamak plasmas that lead to the complete loss of the thermal and magnetic energy stored in the plasma. The plasma control [...]

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  • Blending (almost) seamlessly into the landscape

    Located in the foothills of the French Pre-Alps, the ITER installation blends almost seamlessly into the landscape. The architects' choice ofmirror-like steel c [...]

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First concrete poured

-Taiger Murphy, Civil Engineering Technician

The columns for the Poloidal Field Coil Fabrication Building are rising out the ground in the foreground, while the Tokamak pit is taking shape in the background. (Click to view larger version...)
The columns for the Poloidal Field Coil Fabrication Building are rising out the ground in the foreground, while the Tokamak pit is taking shape in the background.
Work on the future Headquarters building is also progressing. (Click to view larger version...)
Work on the future Headquarters building is also progressing.
This week, construction activities on the ITER site included work in five major areas:
  • Tokamak Complex Excavation and Support Structure:
    There is ongoing rock blasting and excavation is continuing in the area of the future Tokamak Complex.
  • Poloidal Field Coil Fabrication Building:
    The first major concrete slab pour has taken place at the east end of the building. In tandem, continuing activities are progressing westwards along the building, including work on the column footing installation, concrete column reinforcement and cast-in-place concrete placement is continuing for the above-ground structure of the PF Coil Fabrication Building.
  • Permanent Iter Headquarters ('Annex Buildings'):
    Preparations for the beginning of foundation work are continuing for the future permanent ITER Headquarters Buildings. Ground preparation concrete is being poured.
  • Site Infrastructure:
    Permanent buried cable for communications installation continues between the Technical Building B07 and the Contractor's Area No. 1.


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