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In this Issue:
ITER
ITER update
ITER Neutral Beam development at Culham
Mission to ITER
UK companies attracted to ITER magnets briefing
JET and MAST
Oerlikon Leybold vacuum pumps for JET Pellet Injector
Miscellaneous
FSC Global supplies specialist cables to IPR in India
Engineer Profile - Carlo Sborchia, Head of Magnet Group, Fusion for Energy

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  Issue 8 - July 2008 Fusion Business
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FSC Global supplies specialist cables to IPR in India
 
The power of the Internet was demonstrated recently when specialist cable supplier Flexible and Specialist Cables (FSC) won an order to supply high specification cable to the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) in Gandhinagar, India.

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FSC Global wire coiling machine
 
     
Oerlikon Leybold vacuum pumps for JET Pellet Injector
 

JET tokamak
Pump manufacturer Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has supplied and installed under an EU Public Procurement Contract a number of large vacuum pumps for a new High Frequency Pellet Injector, a key component of the JET enhancements in support of ITER.

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ITER update
 
The ITER Council – the project’s governing body – held its latest meeting on 17-18 June 2008 in Japan. The Council approved the extensive design review undertaken by the ITER team, formalising the start date of operations at 2018, whilst recognising the significant progress that has been made in site preparation and building the project team.

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ITER Council in Japan
 
     
ITER Neutral Beam development at Culham
 

Schematic of ITER Neutral Beam device
UKAEA is playing a key role in a pan-European team developing elements of the ITER Neutral Beam Injection System. 18 months into the project, the team is approaching conclusion of the concept design phase in preparation for beginning work on development of the neutral beam components.

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Mission to ITER
 
As ITER site preparations get under way, Fusion and Industry recently organised a two-day trade mission to ITER for UK companies hoping to benefit from early engineering services contracts.

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UK industry delegation at the ITER site
 
     
Engineer Profile - Carlo Sborchia, Head of Magnet Group, Fusion for Energy
 

Carlo Sborchia
Carlo Sborchia is the Head of the Magnet Group at the Fusion for Energy Agency in Barcelona, which is responsible for the European contributions to ITER.

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UK companies attracted to ITER magnets briefing
 
Earlier this month Fusion and Industry held a briefing for companies possibly interested in the manufacture, testing and delivery of some components of the ITER magnet system. The half day briefing brought together F4E's leading expert on magnets and engineers from 10 UK companies.

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Site visit during magnets briefing
 
     


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