Subscribe options

Select your newsletters:


Please enter your email address:

@

News & Media

Latest ITER Newsline

  • Open Doors Day | An intense and unforgettable experience

    Saturday was Jacques's birthday. At age 90, the long-retired engineer from Aix-en-Provence had only one item on his wish list: to visit ITER for a third time an [...]

    Read more

  • Power conversion | A potent illustration of the "One ITER" spirit

    Europe made the buildings; the piping came from India; China and Korea provided the transformers; Russia manufactured the massive 'busbar' network. The ITER Org [...]

    Read more

  • Fusion world | Upgrade completed on DIII-D tokamak

    The DIII-D National Fusion Program (US) has completed a series of important enhancements to its fusion facility, providing researchers with several first-of-a-k [...]

    Read more

  • Vacuum lab | Ensuring leak test sensitivity

    A helium leak test is one of several factory acceptance tests planned for the sectors of the ITER vacuum vessel before they are shipped to ITER. In a vacuum lab [...]

    Read more

  • Bookmark | The Future of Fusion Energy

    To write about fusion is to walk a fine line between the temptation of lyricism and the arid demands of scientific accuracy. Whereas the general media tends to [...]

    Read more

Of Interest

See archived entries

Next step for magnet feeders: manufacturing

Niu Erwu, Technical Responsible Officer

Representatives from CN-DA, ASIPP, and the ITER Organization participating in the signing ceremony in Beijing this week for the ITER magnet feeders. (Click to view larger version...)
Representatives from CN-DA, ASIPP, and the ITER Organization participating in the signing ceremony in Beijing this week for the ITER magnet feeders.
A contract award ceremony in Beijing this week marked the transition from design to manufacture for ITER's magnet feeders. ITER's 31 magnet feeders will convey and regulate the cryogenic liquids to the magnets for cooling purposes and also connect the magnets to their power supply.

On 16 October, contracts were signed between the Chinese Domestic Agency (CN-DA) and the Institute of Plasma Physics at the Chinese Academy of Science (ASIPP) for feeder process qualification and for the manufacture of four prototypes. Representatives from CN-DA, ASIPP, and the ITER Organization participated in the signing ceremony.

Luo Delong, head of the CN-DA, expressed his appreciation for the design, R&D, and quality system improvement efforts made by ASIPP in the last few years through financial support from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology; these efforts will significantly benefit the implementation of the contract. ASIPP will now ensure that the manufacture of the magnet feeders for ITER can be completed according to the strict quality and schedule requirements of the ITER Organization.

Director LI Jiangang, on behalf of the ASIPP, expressed his appreciation for the consistent support from the CN-DA and made a commitment that ASIPP will spare no effort to fulfill its contractual responsibilities through close cooperation with the CN-DA and the ITER Organization.



return to the latest published articles