A delegation of the IFMIF-DONES España Consortium, led by its Director, Ángel Ibarra, paid an institutional visit to ITER in Cadarache (France) on 18 July.
The Director General of ITER Organization, Pietro Barabaschi, received the delegation of the Spanish consortium. During the meeting, Ibarra and Barabaschi exchanged information on the status of both projects and the possible lines of collaboration that could be undertaken jointly.
Subsequently, the Director of ITER’s Science Division, Alberto Loarte, learned firsthand about the advances in DONES. For his part, he explained to the Spanish team the latest advances and scientific objectives of ITER foreseen for the coming years. Both parties agreed to jointly explore those areas in which both projects can collaborate in the future.
The day it was concluded with a visit by the Spanish delegation, led by Alberto Loarte, to the main buildings that make up ITER. Among them, the Tokamak Complex, where the world’s largest Tokamak is being assembled, stands out.
This visit has strengthened the close relationship between DONES and ITER, strengthening ties and opening up new possibilities for collaboration between the two initiatives, which will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of science and technology in the field of fusion energy.
ITER (“The Way”, in Latin) is an international experiment under construction in Cadarache, France, aiming to demonstrate fusion energy’s technical and scientific feasibility.
Thirty-five nations are collaborating to build the world’s largest tokamak. It is a magnetic fusion device designed to demonstrate the viability of fusion as a large-scale, carbon-free energy source based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.
The experimental campaign to be carried out at ITER is crucial to advance fusion science and pave the way for future fusion power plants.