October 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. The WEST project has entered a new stage: the start of installation of new components, built to transform this tokamak in a facility that could test ITER divertor.

July 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. The target was reached: a revised version of the WEST research plan will be issued by the end of 2014, enriched by a number of new proposals.

January 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.Fioni, director of the Physical Sciences Division of CEA, took place at Cadarache on the 16th of January 2014.