On January 22nd, 2019, CEA transferred to F4E and simultaneously F4E transferred to QST the ownership of the five Power Supplies for five Superconducting Magnets that was the last part of the French contribution to the JT-60SA project.
On the occasion of this ownership transfer, a short ceremony gathering high representatives of the parties (QST (Japan), F4E (European Domestic Agency, Germany), CEA (France) and JEMA (manufacturer, Spain) was organized by videoconferencing from CEA Saclay, F4E Garching and QST Naka.
So 10 years of effective collaboration on this project are coming to an end.
The quality of these power supplies manufactured by JEMA and their technical documentation was underlined by the Technical Responsible Officers following the full-power factory tests performed in Spain under the control of the CEA and F4E and the on-site acceptance tests carried out in Naka. under the supervision of the QST team. These power supplies have met all the most stringent requirements and are now ready for the preparation of the integrated commissioning and for the successful start-up of JT-60SA.
It is a long road that has been traveled since 2006 and the implementation of the Agreement of the Enlarged Approach and the French contribution to JT60-SA. This project promoted collaboration between France, the European Union and Japan. Scientists are now eagerly awaiting the start of the tokamak scheduled for 2020 to participate in its operation and scientific exploitation.