ITER for Swiss Industry

The meeting took place in the elegant room “Burgerratssaal” of the Kultur-Casino in the center of Berne. A large audience showed up for gaining first hand information on ITER and the possibilities of contributing to the project. Participants from industry got actively involved in the discussions following the main presentations as per the prearranged program.

The introductory note was presented by Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Secretary of State of the State Secretariat for Education and for Research. It was followed by the presentation of CRPP given by its Executive Director, Dr. Ambrogio Fasoli.

The core of the event was brilliantly upheld by F4E with the following talks:

Mr. Philippe Correa, Head of Contracts & Finance department:
F4E and the ITER project: description and goals, presented by Mr. Benjamin Perrier

Mr. Jesús Izquierdo, Engineering Support Division – Analysis and Codes:
QA and Management Specifications in the ITER Project

Mr. Philippe Correa and Mr. Benjamin Périer, Head of Business Intelligence group:
Beyond procurements, an industrial policy for Fusion, also presented by Mr. Benjamin Perrier

The final bouquet came with presentations from industry itself. Several enterprises having contributed to international research projects in the past commented on their experience and benefits of participation. The list of presentations is given here:

ABB Switzerland Ltd, Semiconductors
Mr. Adriaan Welleman: Solid State Crowbar Switches for HV Systems

Comet AG
Mr. Walter Bigler: Matching Capacitors for Fusion Projects

Kasag Langnau
Mr. Walter Egger: Design and manufacturing “Cuve Aerosol Chamber (CERN)

LEMO SA
Mr. Serge Büchli: Remote Handling Connector Development

Linde Kryotechnik AG
Mr. Johann-Jürgen Clausen: Linde Kryotechnik AG’s Expertise & Involvement

Sulzer Chemtech AG together with Sulzer Innotec
Ms. Claudia von Scala and Mr. René Girardier: Participation of Sulzer in the JET-Project

Thomson Broadcast & Multimedia AG
Mr. Peter Thomann: High Voltage Supplies for the “Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik”

After a well deserved lunch taken on the sunny terrace of the Casino, the meeting was finalized with the last questions from the audience.

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