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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.

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded Iter robotics contract

New Nuclear

11 May 2015

Fusion for Energy (F4E) has awarded a contract to the UK's Amec Foster Wheeler for a remote handling system for the Iter fusion reactor's neutral beam cell. F4E said it is "one of the largest robotics contracts to date in the field of fusion energy".

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.

Russian gyrotron successfully tested for Iter

New Nuclear

18 May 2015

Positive test results have opened the way for Russia to mass produce the gyrotron equipment it has designed for the Iter fusion reactor.

First European parts delivered to Iter

New Nuclear

06 May 2015

First European ITER delivery 48The first European-supplied components have been delivered to the construction site of the Iter project at Cadarache in southern France. The large tanks were produced in Spain and will be part of the fusion reactor's water detritiation system.