Principal Deputy Director General Nominee, Norbert Holtkamp
"Over the last several weeks the Joint Work site at Cadarache has become a lot more lively. More and more members from the international team located so far in Naka and Garching are moving to Cadarache, and the Welcome Office as well as the ITER staff have their hands full supporting an efficient kick off for everybody.
"Within the team the preparations of the organizational structure as well as the beginning of the design review takes most of our time. Seven initial working groups have been formed, in collaboration with the parties as well as with external experts, to deal with the most urgent technical and integration issues of ITER. They will start meeting in November with a goal to deliver a new baseline design to the ITER council by late spring next year." return to Newsline #2