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The ITER Organisation is preparing a new timeline for construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built at Cadarache in France. As part of work underway to update the ITER Project Baseline, a group of experts met in February to evaluate the new blueprint for achieving ITER's research goals.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-prepares-new-timeline-11540250

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - with modifications to its configuration, phased installation and new research schedule - is being finalised ahead of being submitted to the ITER Council in June.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ITER-s-proposed-new-timeline-to-be-submitted-in-Ju

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has awarded a three-year contract to US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) to develop a scalable, cost-competitive path to manufacture silicon carbide (SiC) and SiC composite foam materials for advanced fusion power plants.

Date: Saturday, 03 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgeneral-atomics-to-develop-silicon-carbide-materials-for-fusion-power-plants-11483120

Manufacturing and testing of prototype first wall panels for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion machine has been successfully completed, says St Petersburg-based JSC NIIEFA - part of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 12 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russia-ready-to-mass-produce-first-wall-panels-for

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

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Director General Pietro Barabaschi has outlined the progress made, and issues faced, by the multinational project as the process of drawing up a revised schedule takes place.

Date: Friday, 20 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ITER-director-general-promises-realistic-project

Opening the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 29th Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2023) in London, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi began by wishing a happy 40th anniversary to the Joint European Torus (JET) which operates at Culham near Oxford. Jet was “the first tritium experiment in Europe, breaker of scientific records, producer of generations of accomplished scientists and engineers, and a true magnet for international collaboration,” he said.

Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-29th-fusion-energy-conference-attracts-2000-participants-11224380

China's new-generation tokamak, Huanliu-3 (HL-3), has made significant progress operating in high-confinement mode (H mode) under a plasma current of 1 million amperes for the first time, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced. The experiment took place at CNNC’s Southwestern Institute of Physics (SWIP) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. It is not clear whether this refers to the HL-2M tokamak, which was commissioned at SWIP in December 2020 as an upgrade of the earlier the HL-2A or whether this is a further upgrade.

Date: Thursday, 07 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-fusion-progress-for-china-11124388

Specialists at the St Petersburg-based JSC NIIEFA - part of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom - have started acceptance tests of a full-scale prototype of the first wall panel for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion machine under construction in Cadarache, southern France.

Date: Tuesday, 15 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Testing-of-ITER-wall-panels-under-way