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First pumps and pipes have arrived

The impressive pumps for the component cooling water system. (Click to view larger version...)
The impressive pumps for the component cooling water system.
The construction of the winding facility for ITER's Poloidal Field Coils is making visible progress. The insulation works and the metal sheet cladding of the outside walls is almost completed; now it is time for the utilities to be installed.

Peeking into the storage unit of the air filters. (Click to view larger version...)
Peeking into the storage unit of the air filters.
The pumps for component cooling water are already in place and in the pipework assembly area, impressive regulating valves dominate the scene. Still stored in a special unit, the air filters for the rooftop air-handling system are waiting for their installation. On Tuesday this coming week, the big crane that will move the coils and their components within the facility is scheduled to arrive on site. 


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