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  • The magnet lab next door

    Two and a half years ago ITER and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) entered a collaborationto prepare for the challenging task [...]

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  • Activity on every floor

    At every floor of the Tokamak Complex—from the lowest underground level (B2) all the way to the second regular level of the bioshield (L2)—there is intense acti [...]

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  • Bringing the Research Plan up to date

    The ITER Research Plan is an ITER baseline document which outlines the main lines of science and technology research derived from the project's mission goals. [...]

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  • Further validation for ring magnet fabrication

    Once a component mockup has been produced—and before fabrication can begin on the actual component or system—a manufacturing readiness review is required to ens [...]

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  • First central solenoid module ready for heat treatment

    In a major milestone, the US contractor responsible for the fabrication of the ITER central solenoid has successfully joined seven individual coil sections, or [...]

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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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