Fusion rss

Iter transformer in place as materials tests continue

New Nuclear

11 October 2016

Iter_transformer_placement_2016-(Iter)-48As the first of three Chinese-supplied electrical transformers is installed at the Iter fusion project in France, researchers in the Netherlands are testing the resistance to neutron radiation of materials that will shield the fusion reactor's core.

Contract to manage Iter assembly and installation

New Nuclear

28 June 2016

ITER-Momentum contract signing - 48Following a year-long international tender process, the Momentum joint venture - comprising Amec Foster Wheeler of the UK, Assystem of France and Kepco Engineering & Construction of South Korea - has been selected as construction management-as-agent contractor for the Iter fusion project.

Wendelstein 7-X produces first hydrogen plasma

New Nuclear

04 February 2016

Merkel starts hydrogen plasma in Wendelstein 7-X - 48The Wendelstein 7-X - the world's largest stellarator-type fusion device - started scientific operation yesterday with the production of its first hydrogen plasma, the actual investigation object.

Russia targets 2019 for jump in superconductor development

New Nuclear

01 September 2016

Russian fuel manufacturer TVEL expects one of its subsidiaries to be able to create superconductors with enhanced performance for new "high energy physics megaprojects" by 2019.

Iter cryoplant tanks ready for shipment

New Nuclear

18 May 2016

ITER cryoplant tanks - 48The two biggest tanks for the Iter fusion reactor's cryoplant have been completed in the Czech Republic. An exceptional convoy will be required to transport them to the Iter construction site in southern France.

German fusion reactor achieves first plasma

New Nuclear

16 December 2015

Wendelstein 7-X - 48After more than a year of technical preparations and tests, the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator has produced its first helium plasma.