Every quarter, under the guidance of ITER Organization, the technical teams of Europe, Russia, China and Korea meet to discuss the progress of the Blanket components which they have to deliver as part of the biggest fusion machine. The meeting site is on a rotating basis and attendees have the capacity to join either in person or remotely. This time F4E offered to host the event in Barcelona bringing together 51 participants from different countries. Such meetings help towards building a one-team spirit, promote useful exchanges between members and encourage them to act in an integrated manner.
The 63rd Annual Regular Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference is being held from 16 to 20 September 2019 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria, where high-ranking officials and representatives from IAEA Member States will consider a range of issues.
The objective of the course is to provide participants with the main elements of the knowledge and competence that is required for decommissioning activities, and namely radioactive waste characterisation and clearance. The course includes hands-on exercises with the most common measurement devices and laboratory analysis techniques.
The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, digital, transport and internal market policy.
It has been a year since the inauguration of SPIDER, the world’s most powerful negative ion source at the service of the fusion community to master key technologies in the field of powerful heating systems. The knowledge acquired will be used in ITER.
It has been a year since the inauguration of SPIDER, the world’s most powerful negative ion source at the service of the fusion community to master key technologies in the field of powerful heating systems. The knowledge acquired will be used in ITER. This is why it is hosted in the ITER Neutral Beam Test Facility (Padua, Italy), an international centre of scientific excellence. F4E, Consorzio RFX, ITER India, ITER Organization, together with approximately 120 companies, have contributed to this experiment by means of components, infrastructure and know-how. The value of components paid by F4E is in the range of 34 million EUR, while for India the investment has been roughly 3 million EUR. Consorzio RFX financed the construction paying approximately 25 million EUR. In the adjacent hall, another experiment – MITICA – is also in progress counting on contributions from F4E, Consorzio RFX, ITER Japan, ITER Organization.
Europe is responsible for the production of the nine Pre-Compression Rings (PCRs) which will absorb the fatigue and deformation felt by the ITER Toroidal Field (TF) coils. Three of them will be placed on top of the TF coils and another three below them. An extra set of three will be kept in reserve.
Today, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, will be in Germany to present the Commission’s long-term vision for a climate-neutral economy by 2050, adopted by the Commission last November.
An EU-funded project is improving the methodology and the tools required for rapid response to emergencies at nuclear power plants. Combined with a reference database of accident scenarios and a common methodology, these tools will enable emergency centres to better protect citizens.
On 6 June 2019, Big Science Sweden and Vinnova, Sweden’s governmental agency supporting innovation, organised an industrial day on ITER. The more than 60 participants consisted of representatives from government, academia and industry (such as Sandvik, Skanskska, ABB AB Energy Industries, and Smarter Electronic Systems), many of which already contribute to the European Spallation Source located in Lund.