Alain LeBris, ITER safety officer, and Bruno Coutourier, in charge for the installation of the rotogate on behalf of Agence Iter France, were the first to walk through the new gate today.
Since Monday morning at 10.00 a.m. the whole of ITER is finally at walking distance again. This morning, the "rotogate," the pedestrian access which gives all of us walking access to our colleagues on the other side of the CEA fence, has become operational.
To celebrate the opening of this pedestrian gate, which will reunite the ITER team after almost two months of geographical separation, there will be an Open House at ITER Headquarters on Wednesday 21 January between 12.00 and 14.00.
This will be the opportunity for those of you who have not seen the new building yet, to come and have a look around. It will also be the occasion for all of us to take some time to say hello and have a drink with old and new colleagues.
The rotogate will be open daily from 7.30 to 19.30, so no more driving around to go to meetings or to see your colleagues; all you need is your CEA badge to walk through the gate. But, and this is important, you will have to go to the CEA main entrance (open from 7.30 to 16.30 everyday), to get your badge reprogrammed.
So we are counting on you to come and pay your colleagues a visit at the ITER Headquarters on 21 January. We are looking forward to seeing you between 12.00 and 14.00 to have a drink with us in the corridors of the new Headquarters building. return to Newsline #65