On 28.07.2020 the Penza Plant Telema Gino signed a contract for delivery of a set of lead resistors for superconducting coil ground systems of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being constructed in accordance with the IAEA requirements.
The resistors will be used in the units of toroidal and poloidal coil ground systems as well as the ones of the central solenoid.
ITER is a large-scale scientific and technical project aimed at construction of the firstinternational thermonuclear experimental reactor.
It is being run by seven main partners (European Union, India, China, Republic of Korea, Russia, USA, Japan) in Cadarache (France).
The aim of the project is to demonstrate that fusion energy may be used commercially. ITER will generate energy by means of fusion reaction with hydrogen heavy isotopes at the temperature exceeding 100 mln degrees.
It is expected that 1 g of fuel (deuterium-tritium mixture) used in the installation will produce an amount of energy equivalent to 8tonnes of oil. The ITER designed fusion power is 500 MW.
Specialists claim thatsuch a type ofreactor is a lot safer than present nuclear power plants (NPP) and practically unlimited amount offuel for it may be extracted from seawater. So, the ITER successful implementation will make it possible to get an inexhaustible source of clean energy.
The project costs are estimatedat 15 billion Euros.