ITER – First superconducting magnet arrived from Italy

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) under construction in Cadarache, France, received one of the largest and most complex magnets ever built.

The superconducting magnet measures 17 metres by 9 metres and it took one month to be shipped from the factory of ASG Superconductors in La Spezia, northern Italy.

A unique transport vehicle, designed by the Dutch logistic provider DAHER, has been used for the transport: a 342-wheel, self-propelled modular transporter powered by a pair of 1,000 hp “power packs.”

Approximately 600 employees from 26 different companies have worked on this toroidal field coil. Several Italy-based engineering companies joined the manufacturing, as well as the ICAS consortium, which includes government agency Enea.

Read more details about ITER’s development following this link.