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That makes seventeen

-Sabina Griffith

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The representatives of the ITER Organization and the seven Domestic Agencies during their recent coordination meeting in Barcelona. (Photo: F4E)  (Click to view larger version...)
The representatives of the ITER Organization and the seven Domestic Agencies during their recent coordination meeting in Barcelona. (Photo: F4E)
During the latest coordination meeting between representatives of the ITER Organization and the seven Domestic Agencies held the first week in May in Barcelona, four Procurement Arrangements were signed with "Fusion for Energy", the European Agency.

The first contract covers the conductor supply for ITER's Poloidal Field (PF) magnets. The PF magnet system consists of six independent coils of different dimensions. The coils will be made of Cable-In-Conduit superconductors, in which a bundle of superconducting Niobium-Titanium (NbTi)- strands is cabled together, cooled by flowing Helium, and contained in a square steel jacket.

Two other procurement packages deal with the Architect Engineer Services for the ITER construction site and buildings, and the Anti-Seismic Bearings for the Tokamak complex. These bearings are square, laminated isolators with different layers of elastomer and incorporated steel plates.

Last but not least, the fourth Procurement Arrangement covers the Excavation of the Tokamak Pit. The location of the future Tokamak building, this 20 metre-deep pit will measure approximately 92 x 130 metres.

These four contracts raise the total number of Procurement Arrangements signed-to-date by the ITER Organization to 17.


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