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ITER Project >63% Complete for First Plasma

ITER site aerial view July 2019

The ITER Project is over 63% complete for First Plasma, with more than 70% of the site buildings and civil construction complete for first plasma operations. This aerial view of the site from a construction crane is from July 2019.  Photo: ITER Organization

June 20, 2019

The global ITER project is now over 63% complete for First Plasma operations. Site construction for first plasma isover 70% complete in St. Paul-lez-Durance, France, under the direction of the European Union domestic agency, Fusion for Energy, and the ITER Organization.

Europe has completed more than 70% of buildings and onsite civil works in the First Plasma scope. The first machine component, part of the Chinese-supplied superconducting coil feeder, has been installed in the bioshield; and the first commissioned system, the US-supplied electrical switchyard, is now in use. In the Assembly Hall, both Korean-supplied 800-tonne Sub-Sector Assembly Tools are now installed. Europe has also handed over the Magnet Conversion Building to the ITER Organization, where electrical components supplied by China, India, Korea, and Russia are undergoing installation. Over the coming months, India will celebrate completion of the Cryostat Base and Lower Cylinder, Europe and China will mark the completion and shipment of the first Poloidal Field Coil, and the first Toroidal Field Coil will arrive on site from Japan.


Source: ITER Organization

Last Updated: July 17, 2019 - 3:27 pm