First coil delivered from USA
USA participates in Wendelstein 7-X / million dollar investment in German fusion project
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 >>