For the first time, the tritium/hydrogen isotopic ratio of a gas has been measured in a glove box, in the Tritium Labelling Laboratory (LMT) at CEA Saclay.
A new infrared thermography system has been installed in the WEST tokamak to observe the thermal scene of the first wall and components in a wide-angle tangential view of the poloidal cross-section. 
On the 18th of December 2017 current was raised in the divertor coils and the very first X-point plasma was obtained in the WEST tokamak.
A complex system of Langmuir probes was designed and manufactured for the WEST divertor for local measurement of plasma flux to target.
WEST H-mode-like configuration has been investigated using SOLEDGE2D-EIRENE simulation tool. Two cases at high plasma density have been studied : the first one in pure deuterium discharge and the second one with Nitrogen seeding.
The ITER Organization and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have entered into a five-year collaboration to operate a new facility that will test the assembly of the ITER magnet components.   The ITER superconducting magnets form the core of the machine.