BUTTING to supply plates and pipes to the ITER Project

Currently, BUTTING has been involved in the world’s largest experiment in nuclear technology. BUTTING has been awarded the contract to supply plates, plate cuttings and welded square pipes for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) research project.

The client is its long-standing French partner Global Nuclear Metal Supply (GNMS). The objective of GNMS is to enable direct supplies of all metallic products to clients in the nuclear industry as a one-stop source, and to provide an efficient value and supply chain from raw material provider to end product.

This is also the case for a manufacturer of products for the improvement and transportation of cryogenic liquids. Its supply is used as a component for cryogenic pipelines in the megaproject (ITER). The material 304/304L was selected for the products, but with narrower tolerances for the individual alloy elements and wall thicknesses of 5 to 30 mm.

The power station is planned to be commissioned in 2025.