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  • An unexpected fusion spinoff: aircraft carrier catapult

    The US company General Atomics is fabricating the 'beating heart of ITER,' an electromagnet called the central solenoid that is so large and powerful, that its [...]

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  • Men of measure

    'Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.' [From the Greek historian Herodotu [...]

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  • The end of a nine-year journey

    In December, as toroidal field conductor unit length #133 came off the production line, the ITER community celebrated a major milestone—the end of a nine-year p [...]

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  • The little coupler that could

    Concrete and steel met at the end of the 19th century, never to part again. From their encounter a new material was born that revolutionized construction techni [...]

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  • The radio power house

    The steel structurethat's being erected against the northeast side of the Assembly Hall is for a large building that will be densely packed with power supplies [...]

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Giant switch to power ITER



This technical drawing (not an architect's rendition) clearly shows how the three-hectare switchyard that will deliver power up to 620 MW will be integrated into the ITER site. The giant switch is composed of seven 400 kV transformers. Construction by Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE) should begin in the coming weeks. © ITER Organization Design Office/Hurzlmeier/Niculici


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