ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda and Didier Gambier, the Head of the European Domestic Agency, signing Procurement Arrangement #28.
The signature at the bottom of a Procurement Arrangement is the climax to a long story. Here: the two Directors with the team that prepared the documents, Responsible Officer Joël Hourtoule, the Deputy Director-General in charge, Yong-Hwan Kim, and Division Head Ivone Benfatto.
For those who keep track, the score is up to 28. On Monday night, at the end of a long and intense first day of the ITER Management Advisory Committee meeting, Director-General Kaname Ikeda and Didier Gambier, the Head of the European Domestic Agency, signed the Procurement Arrangement for engineering detailed design of the ITER steady state electrical network (SSEN) and the pulsed power electrical network (PPEN).
"Champagne" or "Metodo Classico"? Celebrating the signature at the bottom of their first Procurement Arrangement, the Electrical Engineering Division tested the tasting skills of the Directors after they had signed the documents.