Updated Hot Tags Health Human Fossil Obesity Electricity

Experience us with dark theme

sciencewr.com
Tech China is Shipping First Parts For ITER Fusion Reactor to the Construction Site in France

China is Shipping First Parts For ITER Fusion Reactor to the Construction Site in France

  • Text Size - +
  • Print
  • E-mail
First Posted: May 06, 2013 08:33 PM EDT

On Thursday 25 April, the morning silence at the Institute of Plasma Physics (ASIPP) in Hefei, China, was broken by the noise of a high powered trailer. Inside the superconductor shop of ASIPP, workers were busy preparing to load the 737 meters of dummy conductor for ITER, the international experimental fusion reactor currently being constructed in Southern France.

Like Us on Facebook

The last batch of dummy conductor (out of three) for ITER is lifted on board the ship which is due to arrive in France early June.
(Photo : ITER)
The last batch of dummy conductor (out of three) for ITER is lifted on board the ship which is due to arrive in France early June.
This conductor for ITER's Poloidal Field Coil number five (PF5) represents the first delivery from China to the ITER construction site in France.

According to the Procurement Arrangement signed between the Chinese Domestic Agency and the ITER Organization, China will fabricate 64 conductors for ITER's poloidal field coils, including four dummy conductors for cabling and coil manufacturing process qualification. ASIPP is responsible for all the poloidal field conductor fabrication in China. The fabrication of the PF5 dummy was completed in by ASIPP in 2011.

"This is the very first batch of ITER items to be shipped from China to the ITER site in Cadarache," said Luo Delong, Deputy Director-General of ITER China. Before, conductors for the toroidal field coils had been shipped to Japan and Europe. "This milestone is a further step for the ITER project. According to our schedule, we will now start massive production of conductors this year. Our goal is that all procurement items from China be supplied consistent with the ITER schedule and with ITER quality requirements."

According to the shipment schedule the PF5 dummy conductors, which left Shanghai on 30 April, will arrive at the ITER site on 5 June.

©2014 ScienceWorldReport.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. The window to the world of science news.

Around the web

Join the Conversation

Health & Medicine News

Stay
Connected
Subscribe to our newsletter

Real Time Analytics