ITER Project

ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is the first experimental
thermonuclear reactor in the world.

International ITER Project shall be implemented on the basis of the world leading thermonuclear programs.
Its goal is demonstrating scientific and technical potential of generating thermonuclear energy for peaceful uses.
ITER
shall become the first thermonuclear facility generating commercial heat.

The currently existing experimental thermonuclear facilities generate small amount of heat due to nuclear fusion.
ITER shall generate heat in the amount comparable with commercial power plants and shall contribute towards
solving technical issues of key importance, which arises while applying nuclear fusion as the practical source
of energy.

ITER
is the follow-up logical step in the development of research programs in the field of Controlled
Thermonuclear Fusion (CTF). This is an important step in demonstrating the potential of generating electricity
due to thermonuclear fusion.

Cooperation in the framework of the ITER Project allows significant cost savings for each of its Members,
and moreover, allows extending the experience gained within the recent decades in the field of thermonuclear
programs and facilities.