Tag: Iter

CNIM delivers the final radial plate to F4E

Three years after the delivery of the first radial plate, the teams from CNIM and its partners were on hand on 23 May 2017 to see the last plate dispatched for Italy.

ITER – Veritable piece of art

The ITER Vacuum Vessel, the heart of the ITER machine which houses the fusion reaction, is a veritable piece of art. With its massive dimensions, its shape necessitates massive stainless steel pieces of metal being joined together by welding challenging geometrical forms.

Japan completes 110-tonne winding pack

Japan has the procurement responsibility for 9 of ITER's 19 superconducting toroidal field winding packs and all 19 of the toroidal field coil cases.

BUTTING’s prefabricated components for ITER

Since 1958, BUTTING has been manufacturing a wide range of products for nuclear plants. The main plant in Knesebeck recently received an order for prefabrication of pipelines for the French nuclear industry.

ITER vacuum vessel component passes tests

The first completed port stub extension—for upper port #12—has successfully passed pressure and helium leak tightness tests.

ITER’s first D-shaped winding pack

European contractors have recently completed the fabrication of the first ITER toroidal field winding pack. A series of mechanical and electrical tests now remain before the 110-tonne component undergoes cold testing and final insertion into a stainless steel case.

Europe’s cryoplant components ready for ITER

Europe is one of the ITER parties with a big stake in the field of cryogenics of the biggest fusion machine in history. The cryoplant can be described as a massive refrigerator which is going to generate extremely cold temperatures for some of the ITER components to achieve fusion power.

ArcelorMittal Construction takes part in ITER

In the South of France (Bouches-du-Rhône department in Provence), 35 countries are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy.

MOMENTUM joint venture wins ITER contract

ITER Organisation representatives has recently declared that they have signed a construction management-as-agent (CMA) contract with the MOMENTUM joint venture, led by Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Assystem and KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company.

First ITER winding pack completed

A major ITER procurement milestone was recently recorded by the European Domestic Agency, as contractors completed the first 110s-ton toroidal field winding pack.