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ITER Project 60% Complete for First Plasma

ITER site March 2019

The ITER Project is 60% complete for First Plasma, including site construction in France and component fabrication around the world. This aerial view of site is from March 2019.  Photo: ITER Organization

November 26, 2018

The global ITER project is now ~60% complete for First Plasma operations. Site construction is well underway in St. Paul-lez-Durance, France, under the direction of the European Union domestic agency, Fusion for Energy, and the ITER Organization.

The Tokamak Concrete Crown civil works were completed on schedule in August 2018 by the European Domestic Agency, Fusion for Energy. Three US-supplied drain tanks and four Chinese-supplied vapor suppression tanks were installed the same month. The first Korean-supplied vacuum vessel sector is more than 80% finished. Russia has completed its production of poloidal field conductor for the ITER magnet system. India has nearly completed fabrication of the cryostat lower cylinder and base. The manufacturing of toroidal field coil winding packs, as well as cold testing and insertion of the winding packs into precision-fabricated cases, is well advanced in Europe and Japan.

Source: ITER Organization

Last Updated: April 12, 2019 - 11:12 am