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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

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

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

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion project's council has put back for a year an announcement on its updated timeline for the project - and is proposing other changes including switching the plasma-facing "first wall" material from beryllium to tungsten.

Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ITER-delays-revision-of-project-s-timeline

Plan is to generate first ultra-hot plasma at €20bn facility in 2025 The €20bn project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale. Photo courtesy Iter. The world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday in southern France, with the first ultra-hot plasma expected to be generated in late 2025.

The €20bn Iter (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale.

The steel and concrete superstructures nestled in the hills of southern France will house a 23,000-tonne machine, known as a tokamak, capable of creating what is essentially an earthbound star.

Millions of components will be used to assemble the giant reactor, which will weigh 23,000 tonnes and the project is the most complex engineering endeavour in history. Almost 3,000 tonnes of superconducting magnets, some heavier than a jumbo jet, will be connected by 200km of superconducting cables, all kept at -269C by the world’s largest cryogenic plant.

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/world-s-largest-nuclear-fusion-project-under-assembly-in-france-7-2-2020