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The ITER Organisation has selected the contractors to carry out assembly and installation activities inside the Tokamak Complex at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter), under construction in Cadarache, France. These contracts are the last major assembly and installation contracts planned for first-phase Iter assembly.

Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2021
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The core of the superconducting magnet was manufactured at ASG in Italy. Photo courtesy ASG. The core of another superconducting magnet has been completed in Italy for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) under construction at Cadarache in southern France.

The massive component was constructed at the ASG Superconductors factory in La Spezia, northern Italy. It will now be delivered to the port of Marghera, near Venice, for shipment to France.

Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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A consignment of Russian equipment has been delivered to the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Cadarache in France, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 23 April.

Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020
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Italian oil and gas company Eni on 4 May signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Research Council (CNR) covering joint research in nuclear fusion, water, agriculture and the Arctic ecosystem. Eni and CNR are to invest more than €20m ($28m) over five years to establish a fusion research centre in Gela, Sicily - one of four joint research centres to be set up under the agreement.

Date: Monday, 14 May 2018
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Italian energy group Eni is considering stepping up its investment in nuclear fusion, Reuters reported on 13 April. Eni in March committed €50m ($62m) Commonwealth Fusion System, a firm set up by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Eni’s head of development operations and technology, Roberto Casula, estimates it will cost $3bn to develop a 200MW fusion reactor by 2033 and says Commonwealth Fusion System is looking to raise more funds. Casula noted Eni had signed a deal giving it the right to use the project’s intellectual property. “The eventual stake we’ll have in the company will be decided when there is an overall investment agreement, also depending on how much they will raise,” Casula said.

Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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