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Rock blasting is nearing completion

Taiger Murphy, Civil Engineering Technician

The first phase of the Tokamak excavation is nearing completion. (Click to view larger version...)
The first phase of the Tokamak excavation is nearing completion.
Concrete placement work has begun for the foundation at the west end of the building for the future permanent ITER Headquarters Buildings. (Click to view larger version...)
Concrete placement work has begun for the foundation at the west end of the building for the future permanent ITER Headquarters Buildings.
Tokamak Complex excavation and support structure:
Ongoing rock blasting and excavation is continuing in the area of the future Tokamak Complex. The first phase of blasting is nearing completion.

Poloidal field coil fabrication building:
Concrete slab pours are continuing. In tandem, concurrent 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.

Permanent ITER Headquarters ('Annex Buildings'):
Concrete placement work has begun for the foundation at the west end of the building for the future permanent ITER Headquarters buildings. Ground foundation anchors and other ground preparation works are continuing.

Site infrastructure:
Authorization to access the on-platform water supply and on-platform electrical power has been achieved for use in one of the first major building construction contracts (Poloidal Field Coils Winding Facility).



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