The ITER Organization has awarded a contract, for a global value above 200 M€, for the Tokamak Assembly (TAC2) to DYNAMIC, a company created specifically for the purpose of guaranteeing the seamless execution of the work by the collective contributions of its founding members: Ansaldo Nucleare, Endel Engie, Orys Group ORTEC, SIMIC, Leading and Ansaldo Energia.
The operation will mostly be performed at the ITER site in Cadarache, with the engineering and manufacturing support of DYNAMIC’s founding companies. It will include complex lifting, positioning, welding and inspection of some of the largest and most precious components and subsystems such as the toroidal field coils, vacuum vessel sectors, thermal shields and ports, first in the Assembly Hall and then in the central Tokamak Pit.
“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. It is this experience we have to integrate with the CMA/IO team to make this first-of-a-kind challenge a technical success, with the highest standards of quality and safety,” said Francesco Maestri CEO of Ansaldo Nucleare.
“We are pleased to take this next step forward toward Assembly Phase,” said Bernard Bigot, Director-General of ITER. “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”.
About Ansaldo Energia Group
Ansaldo Energia Group is a leading international player in the power generation industry, to which it brings an integrated model embracing turnkey plants, components (gas turbines, steam turbines, generators and microturbines), servicing and work in the nuclear energy sector. Ansaldo Energia is 59,9% owned by CDP Equity in the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Group, an Italian stateowned entity which has been promoting the country’s economy since 1850, and 40% by Shanghai Electric, the world-leading producer of power generation machinery and mechanical equipment. Visit us at ansaldoenergia.com.