On the 28th of July, a ceremony to celebrate the official beginning of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor’s (ITER ‘s) assembly was held, co-hosted by the president of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron and ITER’s General Director Bernard Bigot.
This momentous milestone in the lifecycle of the collaborative project defines how close we are now to replicating the reactions that power the Sun on Earth, creating an “earthbound star” and also demonstrating that fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale.
After just over one decade from the launch of the project, the ITER device is now entering its assembly phase which is expected to be completed towards the end of 2025.
Our team has been supporting the project for the last 5 years providing specialised services for structural integrity design, analysis, and assessment while collaborating with many departments within the project. We currently have senior engineers working on multiple mechanical analysis and design tasks with some key teams and areas of the scheme such as port integration and diagnosis among others.
We share with pride this significant achievement and we hope to continue collaborating and sharing our knowledge with the project’s team, helping bring to life this ambitious venture and ultimately creating a greener future for younger generations.
To find out more about our work on ITER and other major nuclear projects visit our case studies section.
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