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Equipment for Japan’s JT-60SA tokamak manufactured by Russia’s DV Efremov Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA) passed acceptance tests at the tokamak site in Naka on 13 January.

Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-equipment-accepted-for-japans-jt-60sa-tokamak-8458747

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
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Final-major-contracts-signed-for-Iter-Tokamak-Comp

China’s HL-2M tokamak fusion reactor in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, was commissioned on 4 December and achieved its first plasma discharge, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

Date: Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschina-commissions-hl-2m-tokamak-8396171

Facility will contribute towards development of Iter The HL-2M fusion reactor In Chengdu, China. Courtesy CNNC. The HL-2M tokamak fusion reactor in central China has been commissioned and has achieved its first plasma discharge, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

The reactor is China’s largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device. Scientists hope the device can potentially help unlock a powerful clean energy source.

HL-2M, located at CNNC’s Southwestern Institute of Physics Chengdu, Sichuan province, uses a powerful magnetic field to fuse hot plasma and can reach temperatures of over 150 million degrees Celsius, approximately 10 times hotter than the core of the sun.

Officials have said the HL-2M will put them one step closer to harnessing the power of nuclear fusion, the same process the real Sun uses to generate energy.

Date: Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/china-commissions-hl-2m-reactor-12-1-2020

The Council of the ITER Organisation said on 19 November that it had reviewed in a videoconference the performance of the ITER Project toward first plasma in view of the COVID-19 restrictions.

Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-says-schedule-maintained-despite-covid-19-8376161

Rosatom has manufactured elements for a new system of the ITER experimental thermonuclear reactor, under construction at Cadarache in France.

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-sends-more-equipment-to-iter-8368334

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation on 15 October signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Canadian government, which sets out terms for the transfer of Canadian-supplied nuclear material (tritium), and tritium-related equipment and technology.

Date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanada-returns-to-iter-8195013

After leaving the Iter project in 2003, Canada has now signed a cooperation agreement with the ITER Organisation for the transfer of Canadian-supplied tritium, and tritium-related equipment and technology. The agreement follows the signing in April 2018 of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how Canada could participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada-agrees-to-participate-in-ITER-fusion-projec

Non-destructive testing specialists at Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic Institute (TPU) is to develop methods for checking the reliability of seams on components of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) reactor, TPU said on 11 August. The specialists will develop methods and programmes for testing welded joints using ultrasound on important elements of the ITER fusion reactor, under construction in France.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-institutes-develop-welding-quality-control-method-for-iter-8081695

The ITER group, in a ceremony on 28 July marked the start of the machine assembly of the international experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor under construction at Cadarache in France.

Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsassembly-of-iter-begins-in-france-8053044