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China has completed construction of the final batch of magnet-supporting products for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project under construction in France. The consignment has been shipped to the ITER construction site from Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province. China, as a partner in the project, is responsible for the development and manufacturing of the entire magnet supporting system for ITER.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschina-ships-last-batch-of-magnet-supporting-products-to-iter-11287112

A ceremony was held on 3 November to mark the final shipment from China of assemblies for the magnet supporting system of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion machine under construction in Cadarache, southern France.

Date: Wednesday, 08 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/China-completes-ITER-magnet-support-components

Tokamak Energy of the UK is to send its gamma radiation cryostat system to the US Department of Energy's Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, so that it can be exposed to extreme conditions to test lifetime fusion power plant performance.

Date: Saturday, 29 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Tokamak-Energy-magnet-technology-to-be-tested-in-U

Tokamak Energy of the UK announced it has built a world-first set of new generation high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets to be assembled and tested in fusion power plant-relevant scenarios.

Date: Tuesday, 07 February 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Tokamak-completes-set-of-HTS-magnets

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion project has given a progress update on tackling the defects discovered last year in the thermal shields and vacuum vessel sector. It hopes to tender for the thermal shield work, and have a contractor in place, by the end of March.

Date: Friday, 13 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ITER-to-replace-23km-of-cooling-pipes-on-thermal-s

Tokamak Energy has signed an agreement with Japan's Furukawa Electric to supply "several hundred kilometres" of specialist high temperature superconducting (HTS) tape for its ST80-HTS prototype fusion device.

Date: Thursday, 12 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-fusion-firm-Tokamak-signs-superconducting-tape

Problems will require in-depth examination and ‘time and budget’ to repair October 2022 file photo of the 30-metre-deep pit in the tokamak building being prepared for the Iter machine itself. Courtesy Iter. Defects have been identified in two key First-of-a-kind tokamak components for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) nuclear fusion plant under construction at Cadarache in southern France, with the €20bn project facing potential delays while repairs are carried out.

Iter said in a project update that the two components are the vacuum vessel thermal shields and the vacuum vessel sectors.

The issues “demand in-depth examination, creativity in devising corrective actions, and time and budget to repair”, Iter said.

The vacuum vessel thermal shields are actively cooled silver-plated elements, 20 mm thick that contribute to thermally insulating the plant’s superconducting magnet system operating at 4K, or minus 269C.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/eur20-billion-project-faces-delays-as-defects-found-in-two-key-first-of-a-kind-components-11-3-2022

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project has announced defects have been discovered in the thermal shields and vacuum vessel sectors and warned that the consequences on schedule and cost "will not be insignificant".

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Defects-found-in-two-key-components-of-ITER-tokama

At its 28th Meeting on 16-17 June, the ITER Council convened via remote video conference to assess the latest progress reports and performance metrics of the ITER Project. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance in southern France is a first-of-a-kind global collaboration. Construction of ITER is funded mainly by the European Union (45.6%) with the remainder shared equally by China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the USA (9.1% each). However, in practice, the members deliver little monetary contribution to the project, instead providing ‘in-kind’ contributions of components, systems or buildings.

Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-reports-on-progress-8840244

Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) announced on 8 June that it had manufactured the first of four toroidal field coils for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) under construction in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance in southern France. Under a contract concluded in May 2014 with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Toshiba ESS is manufacturing four toroidal field coils, and six coil cases. The first coil case was completed in December 2018. Toshiba said the coil is one of the largest in the world - 16.5 metres in height, 9 metres in width, with a gross weight of approximately 300 tons. The toroidal field coils are huge superconducting magnets, that will generate the magnetic cage to contain the ITER fusion reactor's plasma. The reactor is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025.

Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstoshiba-manufactures-toroidal-field-coils-for-iter-8810860

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