Alessandro Tessini, K.K. Gotewal, Magali Benchikhoune, R. Subramanian and V. Chaudhari (left to right).
With the support of the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) in Gujarat, India, and the ITER Indian Domestic Agency, representatives of the ITER Hot Cell and Remote Handling divisions recently visited the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbay and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research in Chennai. The goal was to gather information and to discuss possible cooperation in the area of Hot Cell design and remote handling. "The discussions were extremely fruitful," Magali Benchikhoune and Alessandro Tessini, responsible officers for the ITER Hot Cell and ITER remote handling, summarized their mission. "India might become an important partner for the development of concepts and technologies required for the maintenance of the ITER machine," Tessini said. return to Newsline #70