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  • The crown's jewels

    They are the jewels of the concrete crown that will support the combined mass of the Tokamak and its surrounding cryostat: 18 perfectly polished, chrome-plated [...]

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  • "Making the best of fusion installations in Europe"

    With the recent addition of the Ukraine's Kharkov Institute for Physics and Technology (KIPT), the EUROfusion consortium now encompasses 30 European fusion labo [...]

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  • New cryostat manufacturing milestone

    They all gathered—members of the ITER-India team and contractor Larsen & Toubro—to mark a portentous moment: the start of manufacturing on the upper cylinde [...]

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  • Key power supply elements pass tests in Russia

    Since the signature of a Procurement Arrangement in 2011 with Russia for switching networks, fast discharge units, DC busbars and instrumentation—all key elemen [...]

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  • First vessel subassembly achieved in Europe

    Nine massive steel sectors deliveredby the Domestic Agencies of Europe (five sectors) and Korea (four sectors) will be welded together on site during the assemb [...]

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Almost there!

-Sabina Griffith

The last blast is done ... and concrete about to be poured. (Click to view larger version...)
The last blast is done ... and concrete about to be poured.
The excavation works for the ITER Tokamak pit are making impressive progress: this week on Thursday the last blasting took place. The 87 m x 123,6 m pit is now officially 298,65 m above sea level - which means that the ultimate depth of 17 m is almost achieved. "We are well on schedule," said Jean Desfarges, Construction Manager for Engage, the company in charge of the follow-up of the excavation work on behalf of F4E, the European ITER Domestic Agency. "The next step now is to finalize the survey of the underlying rock for which 660 boreholes will be drilled. Then, a 5 cm blinding layer of concrete will be poured before the thick, 1,5 m concrete slab is filled in."


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