Without minimizing challenges, Council reaffirms commitment

-ITER Communication

On 24 October 2007, the ITER Organization was officially established following the ratification by the seven ITER Members of the project's constitutive document, the ITER Agreement.

Now, nearly ten years on, a unique community has taken root in southern France, among the hills of Haute Provence. Hundreds of scientists, engineers, technicians, project members and administrators from 35 countries that are working toward the same goal: building the first machine that will be capable of demonstrating a burning plasma, a self-sustaining environment that holds the key to the development of a new, safe, environmentally responsible and virtually inexhaustible energy source.

Yet those on the front lines at the ITER site are only the visible part of the iceberg, as the project could not be realized without the support of home governments, Domestic Agencies, universities, labs and of course industry, where ITER components and systems are in production. Meetings of the ITER Council, held at least twice a year, are the occasion to measure this broad base of support, as representatives and experts from every Member convene to review project progress, project management, and the status of construction and manufacturing.

The Twentieth Meeting of the ITER Council on 21 and 22 June was no different. The Council reviewed a detailed set of reports and indicators demonstrating that—while working to an extremely demanding schedule and challenging technical requirementsthe ITER Project continues its strong performance and remains on schedule for First Plasma 2025. Without minimizing the challenges that remain before the completion of construction, the members of the ITER Council reaffirmed their joint commitment to the mission and the vision of the project.

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25.06.2018
The ITER Council, ITER's governing body, met for the twenty-second time on 20 and 21 June 2018 at the ITER Organization in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France. Council Members approved refinements to the construction strategy which will optimize the installation of components in the Tokamak Complex. With this strategy in place, the project is on track to achieve First Plasma in 2025 while adhering to overall project costs
19.06.2018
In June, Russia has officially completed its second Procurement Arrangement within the framework of the ITER Project joint implementation ploidal field conductors for the ITER magnet system have been fabricated in full scope
13.06.2018
Within the scope of Russian obligations within the ITER Project in-kind contribution, the largest, for the moment, pack of the Russian electrotechnical equipment for the future facility has been successfully delivered to France
29.05.2018
In mid-May, factory acceptance tests of the second Russian Gyrotron set for the ITER machine were carried out by specialists of the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and GYCOM Ltd. (Nizhny Novgorod)
09.04.2018
Series of tests of the Switching Network Unit (SNU) prototype for the ITER coil power supply systems, within the scope of Russian obligations, successfully conducted at the Efremov Institute in St. Petersburg
02.04.2018
April 2, 2018, progress of the Russian participation in the ITER Project was reported at the ITER Project. Step to future energy section under supervision of Anatoly Krasilnikov director of the institution Project Center ITER (Russian ITER DA) within the framework of the 45th International Zvenigorod Conference on plasma physics and controlled fusion
16.11.2017
The governing body of the ITER Organization, the ITER Council, met for the twenty-first time on 15 and 16 November 2017 under the chairmanship of Won Namkung (Korea). Representatives from China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States reviewed a detailed set of reports and indicators covering both organizational and technical performance, and concluded that the project remains on track for success
12.09.2017
September 7, six trucks with elements of direct current aluminum busbars for ITER superconducting magnet power supply moved to the sea port of Saint Petersburg for further transportation to the ITER construction site
13.02.2017
February 13, 2017, traditionally, the ITER: step to future energy section under supervision of Anatoly Krasilnikov director of the institution Project Center ITER (Russian ITER DA) took place within the framework of the 44th International Zvenigorod Conference for plasma physics and thermonuclear fusion
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