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Abstract

The construction of ITER will be an important challenge over the coming years. Components for the machine will be manufactured by all ITER partners, in factories around the world. These components, some of them very large and heavy, will have to be transported to the ITER construction site. In the case of the European site for ITER, at Cadarache in the South-East of France, the transport will have to be ensured over an itinerary of around 100 km, from the nearest industrial harbour to the site. Extensive studies have been undertaken in various fields, including the choice of an itinerary and its optimisation, the use of barges, ships, trucks, trailers and handling tools, kinematics and logistics of transports, packaging of different ITER components. Detailed logistics studies have been performed with world-leading companies in this field. An important feedback from a similar technical challenge, the successful completion in time and budget of an itinerary between Bordeaux and Toulouse for the transport of the future Airbus A380 parts, has also been used. The feasibility of these transports has been demonstrated and the different aspects of the studies retained solutions will be described in the paper.

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Authors: GUERIN O, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GUÉRIN O, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);COUTURIER B, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MAAS A, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 23rd Symposium on Fusion Technology Organised by: Consorzio RFX (IT) Held at: Fondazione Cini, Venice (IT)
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEA Cadarache, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance, France Tel: (+33) 4 42 25 70 01; Fax: (+33) 4 42 25 64 21 E-mail: dirdrfc@drfc.cad.cea.fr
Record Number: 200517979 / Last updated on: 2005-03-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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