04-12-2018
Remote participation to fusion experiments will be used in the next years by scientists all over the world. On November 28th, for the first time, the Remote Experimentation Center (REC) in Rokkasho (Japan) took control of the WEST IRFM tokamak in Cadarache, located 9486 km away.
22-06-2018
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. 
13-01-2018
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.
05-01-2017
A first plasma illuminated WEST vacuum  vessel on December 14, 2016 at 18:03.
10-08-2016
A crucial milestone was reached with the completion of the divertor coil windings in August 2016, after 6 months of hard work in a restricted space.  
01-08-2016
The 2 power supplies for the WEST divertor coils provided by SWIP arrived from China in July.
23-06-2016
The two first full-scale PFU (Plasma-Facing Unit) prototypes for the WEST divertor were delivered at IRFM on May 26th, 2016.
15-03-2016
A complex system of Langmuir probes was designed and manufactured for the WEST divertor for local measurement of plasma flux to target.
26-01-2016
The two stainless steel rings constituting the housing for the conductor winding are now assembled and positioned inside the vacuum vessel at their nominal position.
17-11-2015
Cables for power supplies are the first WEST partner components delivered at Cadarache mid-October.
17-04-2015
WEST international partners have come from China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea and USA to share the progress on the project, joining efforts to achieve the common objective : first plasma in 2016.
20-10-2014
On Monday the 6th October, the WEST first component in the Tore Supra vacuum vessel was installed by Gabriele Fioni, Director of the CEA Physical Science Division and Osamu Motojima, Directeur Général of Iter Organization.
28-07-2014
From 30 June to 2nd July 2014, the first WEST international workshop gathered 120 participants in Aix en Provence. The purpose was to consolidate the WEST research plan, that will drive WEST during the coming years.
22-01-2014
During the first Governing Board, members from world leading fusion institutions have confirmed their interest for the WEST project and discussed a common work plan for the coming years.   The first WEST Governing Board, chaired by G.
08-11-2013
On the 29th of October 2013, in the presence of Mr. Tada (Head of the Japanese Domestic Agency, JADA) Mr.