Fusion rss

Russian gyrotron successfully tested for Iter

New Nuclear

18 May 2015

Positive test results have opened the way for Russia to mass produce the gyrotron equipment it has designed for the Iter fusion reactor.

First European parts delivered to Iter

New Nuclear

06 May 2015

First European ITER delivery 48The first European-supplied components have been delivered to the construction site of the Iter project at Cadarache in southern France. The large tanks were produced in Spain and will be part of the fusion reactor's water detritiation system.

Progress in controlling fusion heat bursts


18 March 2015

Tokamak simulation (General Atomics) 64x48Researchers from General Atomics and the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled.

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded Iter robotics contract

New Nuclear

11 May 2015

Fusion for Energy (F4E) has awarded a contract to the UK's Amec Foster Wheeler for a remote handling system for the Iter fusion reactor's neutral beam cell. F4E said it is "one of the largest robotics contracts to date in the field of fusion energy".

Work starts on Iter central solenoid

New Nuclear

15 April 2015

Iter central solenoid construction 48Fabrication of the central solenoid of the Iter fusion project has been started by the USA's General Atomics. The solenoid - due for delivery in 2019 - will be one of the largest superconducting electromagnets ever built.

First 'exceptional load' delivered to Iter

New Nuclear

20 January 2015

ITER transformer arrival 48The first of some 250 "exceptional loads" has been delivered to the construction site of the Iter fusion reactor project at Cadarache in southern France. The high-voltage transformer was manufactured in South Korea.