The factory on the ITER site where Europe is manufacturing four of its Poloidal Field (PF) coils is full of equipment. The 250 m hall is filled up with work stations and tooling, positioned in the order of the various manufacturing steps, operated by nearly 50 technicians and operators.
Update: the main results are now available.
Items concern energy, climate & environment, digital, transport, finance and internal market policies. A items are also available.
There is an upbeat feeling in Mangiarotti, Monfalcone, (Italy), as the trailer carrying the most complex segment of sector 5 is slowly driving through the doors of its workshop. The shiny surface of the 125 t stainless steel component is graciously making an entrance to undergo further checks till it goes in a bunker for radiographic tests.
A trilateral arrangement for collaboration between IO and the Broader Approach (BA) projects – developed by F4E on behalf of Europe and QST on behalf of Japan – was signed in the margins of the ITER Council on 20 November 2019.
Update: The continuation of examination of the new Presidency compromise text on the ANNEX to the Proposal for a Decision on the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027 was added to the agenda.
There will be a continuation of examination of the Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION establishing the Research and Training Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community for the period 2021-2025 complementing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.