The ITER project
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor – is a large-scale international scientific and technological project, in which more than half the world’s population is represented. The aim is to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion as a clean, safe and inexhaustible source of energy. The current partners are the European Union, the Russian Federation, Japan, China, the United States, South Korea and India. Brazil and Switzerland have expressed interest in participating in the project.
ITER construction costs amount to 5 billion for ten years, and a similar amount is planned for twenty years of research on the reactor. These costs are largely “in kind” provided by the partners of the total construction costs of ITER and is expected to be 80% for the industry. ITER will make us of some 1000-2000 highly qualified scientists from all over the globe, and many thousands, mostly high-tech jobs generated in the next thirty years.
As the ITER installation will be placed and activated in Europe, both the complete installation and components of the complete installation must comply with the applicable European Directives and the CE-marking.
Certification Experts who plays a role in the CE-marking certification of the Iter installation focuses its CE-marking expertise to the individual partners of the project, and following to the responsible installers within the European Union who are responsible for the construction and composition of the different installation sections for the realization of the project.