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Assembly of ITER tokamak officially under way

Assembly of ITER tokamak officially under way

A ceremony was held yesterday within the ITER Assembly Hall to mark the official start of the assembly of the tokamak fusion device of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache in south-eastern France. Assembly of the tokamak is expected to take five years to complete.

New Nuclear 29 July 2020


Indian firm completes ITER cryostat manufacture

Indian firm completes ITER cryostat manufacture

Indian company Larsen & Toubro Heavy Engineering Ltd has completed the final segment of the ITER cryostat, bringing to an end an eight-year work programme. Work on the cryostat will now continue at the ITER site in southern France where the sections will be assembled, sited and welded over the next four years.
 

New Nuclear 07 July 2020


Assembly of ITER fusion machine gets under way

Assembly of ITER fusion machine gets under way

The 1250-tonne steel base of the cryostat - which will insulate the magnetic system at cryogenic temperature from the outside environment - has been installed at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) at Cadarache in south-eastern France. The milestone marks the installation of the first and heaviest component of the ITER fusion machine.

New Nuclear 29 May 2020


JET team discovers neon can improve plasma barrier

JET team discovers neon can improve plasma barrier

Scientists working on the Joint European Torus device have discovered that neon could be used to force extreme heat load away from a fusion reactor's exhaust system while maintaining high performance. Recent tests used neon to radiate and improve the edge of plasma known as a 'pedestal', which separates the very hot core from a cooler layer and away from material surfaces.

New Nuclear 27 March 2020


Wendelstein 7-X upgrade moves to divertor stage

Wendelstein 7-X upgrade moves to divertor stage

The upgrade of the world's largest stellarator-type fusion device - Germany's Wendelstein 7-X - is set to enter a new stage with the final delivery of components for the so-called divertor. Preparations for installation of the water-cooled inner cladding components have been completed, with installation work expected to continue well into next year.

New Nuclear 17 March 2020


Euratom signs fusion energy declaration with Japan

Euratom signs fusion energy declaration with Japan

The European Union's energy commissioner, Kadri Simson, representing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), and Kazuo Kodama, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Japan to the EU, yesterday signed a joint declaration on the Broader Approach activities in fusion energy. These agreements relate to the Iter project in southern France as it approaches first plasma and the start of its operation.

New Nuclear 03 March 2020


Canadian company secures funding for fusion protoype

Canadian company secures funding for fusion protoype

General Fusion has secured financing to launch a programme to design, construct and operate a prototype fusion demonstration plant, the Canadian company said yesterday.

New Nuclear 17 December 2019


Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering works have been completed on the building that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache in south-eastern France. The final concrete was poured yesterday for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex, meaning the metal frame of its roof can now be installed.

New Nuclear 08 November 2019


Chinese consortium signs ITER contract

Chinese consortium signs ITER contract

A contract for Tokamak machine assembly for the ITER International Fusion Energy Organisation signed by a consortium led by China Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation is the biggest nuclear energy project contract that Chinese companies have ever bid for in the European market.

New Nuclear 08 October 2019


UK invests in domestic fusion plant

UK invests in domestic fusion plant

The UK government has committed GBP220 million (USD270 million) over four years for the conceptual design of the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The STEP programme aims to construct a fusion power plant based on the design by 2040.

New Nuclear 03 October 2019