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ITER Project – St-Paul-lez- Durance, FRANCE

ENEA is the technological innovation and research-oriented agency, it also provides advanced services in the Energy sectors, particularly the nuclear one, and in the economic sustainable development.
The agency works with the financial, instrumental resources and with the personnel of the ‘Ente per le Nuove tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente’ (Agency for the New technologies, Energy and Environment). The ENEA promotes cooperation with foreign bodies and institutions within its pertaining scientific and technological sector, in order to define the technical rules and regulations, the participation in important research programmes and in international organizations providing, if required, its specific skills.
The main initiatives of that Body are accomplished within the European Union activities, EU-funded projects, bilateral cooperation, multilateral cooperation and international initiatives.
The ENEA also performs an intense activity devoted to international relations that carries out widespread bilateral and multilateral relations, paying particular attention to the European Union. The ITER - International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - Project is included within the international initiatives. Stemming from the idea of an international cooperation in 1985, the ITER project is carried out by seven partners that cooperate for its accomplishment: EU, China, South Korea, India, Japan, Russian Federation, USA.
The ENEA takes part in the ITER project process through the EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement), substantially contributing in the sectors of the superconductivity, plasma video interface component, neutron activation, security, remote handling and physics. The programmatic aim of the ITER is proving the scientific and technological feasibility of the nuclear fusion for peaceful purposes. On the basis of the information gathered from the overall programme, a demonstrative reactor will be designed and afterwards built, the reactor will put power in the system.
The project started in the South of France, over an area of 180 hectares in the municipal district of St-Paul-lez- Durance, in the French region of the Provençal Alps-Cote D’Azur. Arranging the site is a fundamental element in the reactor building process and it can basically be divided into two main phases: the first one concerns the arrangement of the site and the second one concerns the building of the structures and buildings that were designed to be perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape. The main structure includes the real 57 m. reactor that is called ‘tokamak’, that is the centre of the ITER where fusion experiments will be carried out. All around that structure other auxiliary buildings are standing, they include the cooling towers, the electric installations, the control room, all the waste management services and the laboratories.
Opengineering took care of the Executive Design of the Electric installations for the Tokamak building and of the Load Center and, particularly, it took care of the planning of the primary electric switch panels, the secondary electric switch panels and of the low voltage electric system.

TECHNICAL CHART
Work

ITER Project - International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

Customer

ENEA Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente - Divisione FUS-ING

Year

2003


PROVIDED SERVICES

Executive Design for Electric Installations

Progetto Impianti Elettrici

Studio Associato OP Engineering

Task assigned by

ENEA