First coil delivered from USA

USA participates in Wendelstein 7-X / million dollar investment in German fusion project

July 04, 2012

The first of the five auxiliary coils that the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is having manufactured for the German fusion research facility Wendelstein 7-X has arrived at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald. The component, which weighs more than a ton has since been unpacked and is lying ready in the preparation hall. The 4.3 million dollar investment is the largest contribution to the USA’s scientific cooperation on Wendelstein 7-X. Overall, the USA is investing more than 7.5 million dollars in construction of the plant.

“I am very relieved that the coil has survived the 7,000-kilometre journey from Pennsylvania without damage”, said Konrad Risse, who is responsible for the auxiliary coils in the Wendelstein 7-X project. “The next step will be to ... more >>

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