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22-27 October 2018
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Progress of JT-60SA Project

23 Oct 2018, 08:30
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Gandhinagar (nearest Airport: Ahmedabad), India
Overview OV - Overviews OV/3 Overview Magnetic Fusion


pietro barabaschi (f4e)


The JT-60SA project was initiated in June 2007 under the framework of the Broader Approach (BA) agreement and Japanese national fusion programme for an early realization of fusion energy by conducting supportive and complementary work for the ITER project towards supporting the basis for DEMO. In 2009, after a complex start-up phase due to the necessity to carry out a re-baselining effort to fit in the original budget while aiming to retain the machine mission, performance, and experimental flexibility, the detailed design of the project could start immediately followed by the start of manufacturing of the long lead items. Components and systems of JT-60SA are procured by the implementing agencies (IAs): Fusion for Energy in EU and QST (previously JAEA) in Japan. With the project now in an advanced implementation stage, the early defined approach for its implementation has proven to be successful and hence continues to be employed. This is underpinned by the very close collaboration between QST in Japan, F4E in Europe, and all other European stakeholders: the EU Voluntary Contributors (EU-VCs) and EUROfusion. The employed management model follows the early establishment of a single Integrated Project Team (IPT) that operates in accordance to an agreed Common Quality Management System, defining resources and processes crossing the lines between organizations. For JT-60SA the same management model strategy is planned also for the period beyond 2020, that is when the facility will be jointly operated and enhanced by the EU and JA.The paper will overview the progress of the manufacturing and assembly of the JT-60SA machine, the outlook towards First Plasma, and progress in preparing for the scientific exploitation of JT-60SA following this milestone.
Country or International Organization Fusion For Energy (European Commission)
Paper Number OV/3-1

Primary author


Dr Hiroshi SHIRAI (National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology) Dr Yutaka Kamada (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

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