ITER Newsline #86, June 19th, 2009

19 June 2009 | 0:00 | Press releases

The 4th ITER Council meeting that took place in Mito, Japan on Wednesday and Thursday June 17 – 18, 2009 marked an important step towards the next stage of development for ITER.

The ITER Council endorsed the phased approach to the completion of ITER construction and the target date for first plasma by the end of 2018, maintaining operation with Deuterium and Tritium fuels in 2026. This decision will help the ITER team to move ahead with the development of the ITER baseline, which we look forward to presenting to the Council at its next meeting in Cadarache in November.

There was a positive atmosphere throughout the Council meetings demonstrating the determination of all Members to push ahead. I would like to thank all delegates for their support and also the organizers for their efficiency and hospitality.

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Information Day- Additional Heating Power Supplies for ITER

27 May 2009 | 0:00 | Specific colloquium & workshop F4E

What are the F4E procurement rules? What will be the procurement process for ITER’s Heating and Current Drive Power Supplies? How does the process work?

These questions and others were discussed during F4E’s first thematic meeting presenting the European procurement packages for ITER Heating and Current Drive Power Supplies and their associated procurement strategy.


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Workshop 4 & 5 march 2009, Cadarache – France

19 March 2009 | 20:45 | Specific colloquium & workshop F4E

F4E First Meeting on Buildings for ITER

Fusion for Energy (F4E), the organisation for Europe’s contribution to ITER, is inviting you to register to its first thematic meeting where F4E will present the procurement packages for the construction of ITER Buildings. To find out more please click here.

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27-28 October 2008: Colloquium on the ITER-CODAC “Plant Control Design Handbook” and EU Procurement of Control and Instrumentation for ITER

19 March 2009 | 19:00 | Specific colloquium & workshop F4E

The ITER plant systems, including their control and instrumentation (C&I), will be delivered in-kind by the seven domestic agencies. To ensure conformity, and ease integration with the centrally-provided ITER-CODAC, the ITER-IO will prescribe the hardware and software that may be used to build the C&I subsystems. This takes the form of the “Plant Control Design Handbook” (PCDH) (ITER-D-27LH2V v3.0) which has just appeared in its first official release, with much to be decided and finalized. The next, much more complete release is expected to be issued at the end of 2008.

Fusion for Energy (F4E), the organisation for Europe’s contribution to ITER, is keen in offering constructive criticism of the PCDH to the ITER International Organisation in a timely manner and that the experts in C&I and also those involved in building the plant systems have the opportunity to contribute to this process.

During the meeting a presentation on the PCDH was given by ITER-IO which was followed by a discussion. With regards to hardware, software and procurement issues please see the “Working Group Summaries”. On the second day, F4E presented its procurement strategy and four “case studies”. The working groups concluded with summary presentations.

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ITER: opportunities for the European industries

19 March 2009 | 7:00 | News

Networking our way to a Research FutureThe “Research Connection Conference” will be hold in Prague on 7 and 8 May 2009.

Beside the Euratom Plenary session on the topic “Industrial opportunities in the new era of the nuclear research“, the Fusion Expo will be present in the Exhibition area with a focus on ITER, the opportunities for industry and F4E.

Follow this link to register on-line.

For further information you may need, please contact Patricia Libert:

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First Meeting on Buildings for ITER, Cadarache

7 March 2009 | 0:00 | Press releases

“We are happy to have been invited to this meeting and to see the meticulous work done by the IO’s Office of Civil Construction and Jacobs Engineering“, said Laurent Schmieder, Head of the Division for Site, Buildings and Power supplies at the Joint Undertaking “Fusion for Energy” (F4E). “It certainly marks the beginning of an intense and constructive cooperation between the ITER Organization and the European Domestic Agency.” The result of this Design Review will be used by F4E to open calls for tender in order to realize the Detailed Designs. A of these first contracts have been made last week during the “First Meeting on buildings for ITER,” organized by F4E in Cadarache.

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8 July 2008 | 11:58 | Press releases

On 17-18 June 2008, the ITER Council, the Governing Body of the new International Organization, convened for its second meeting. The two day meeting in Aomori, Japan, brought together senior representatives from the seven ITER Members: China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States.

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