Plans & Construction
Work at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) at the Cadarache nuclear site in southern France is about to enter a new phase after it was announced that the concrete basemat that will support the tokamak complex has been completed.
Fusion for Energy (F4E), the organisation responsible for managing Europe’s contribution to the project, said workers have now started to frame out the lower walls of the seven-storey structure that will house the biggest fusion machine in the world, and the start of concrete pouring is “imminent”.
Completion of the basemat marks the conclusion of work that started in August 2010 and represented an investment of around €100 million for F4E.
Full report in NucNet Database: News No. 350, 5 November 2014.