The ITER Organization has awarded a €200 million contract for Tokamak Assembly to DYNAMIC, a consortium comprising Ansaldo Nucleare, Endel Engie, Orys Group ORTEC, SIMIC, Leading and Ansaldo Energia.
“For most of the Companies who joined forces within DYNAMIC, this installation phase is the continuity of years of activities for the ITER project already serving either as designer, manufacturer or installation service provider," said Francesco Maestri CEO of Ansaldo Nucleare, 30 September.
The work will be mostly performed at the ITER construction site in Cadarache, southern France and will include complex lifting, positioning, welding and inspection of some of the largest components and subsystems for the international fusion project, including the toroidal field coils, vacuum vessel sectors, thermal shields and ports.
Bernard Bigot, Director-General of ITER, welcomed the next step towards the assembly phase of the project. He said “We are entering a critical time, with the need to assemble and install equipment procured by all ITER Members, with exceptionally demanding specifications which have to be met with high precision, within a quite challenging schedule. We trust that DYNAMIC will complete their tasks according to our best expectations. It is critical for the success of ITER”.
Photo: ITER construction (Credit: ITER Organization)