World’s largest fusion machine building completed

Industry Europe | Feb 14, 2020 at 12:25 PM
  • Fusion For Energy (F4E), the European Union organisation responsible for the European contribution to the ITER programme; and Groupe VINCI, leader of the consortium in charge of constructing the main buildings at the site, have now completed the civil engineering works on the ITER Tokamak Building at the Saint Paul lez Durance/Cadarache site in south-eastern France.
  • With the completion of the Tokamak Building civil engineering works, the metal frame of the roof can be installed and the ambitious First Plasma target in 2025 maintained.
  • Beside the use of cutting-edge digital design tools, the construction of the 73 metre high, 120 metre wide Tokamak Building also required production of highly specific concretes.