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General Atomics Starts Fabrication Work on ITER Central Solenoid

General AtomicsTYSONS CORNER, VA April 15, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — General Atomics has begun the fabrication process for a central solenoid to be used for an industry-scale tokamak fusion research project, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

The part – a 13-meter-long, six-module pulsed electromagnet – will serve as the backbone of the International Thermonuclear Experiment Reactor, a 35-country initiative to produce carbon-free power.

Work on the central solenoid is underway at the company’s Magnet Technologies Center in Poway, California, which will utilize precision machinery and up to 10 manufacturing stations customized for the superconducting magnet, General Atomics said Friday.

“The central solenoid represents the heartbeat of ITER because it pulses the magnets that drive
electric current through the tokamak plasma. General Atomics’ contributions are critical for the
 success of the project, ” said U.S. ITER Project Director Ned Sauthoff of the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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