Spanish Secretary of State for European Affairs visits Fusion for Energy
Jorge Toledo, Spanish
Secretary of State for European Affairs, visited Fusion for Energy (F4E) on 5
F4E Director Johannes
Schwemmer welcomed Jorge Toledo and thanked him for the continuous support of
the Kingdom of Spain to ITER and to F4E. He took the opportunity of the visit
of the Secretary of State to underline the potential of fusion, as an abundant,
safe and sustainable energy for the future. The F4E Director outlined
the status of the EU contributions to the ITER project and provided details on
the new ITER baseline, setting December 2025 as the date for first plasma.
Jorge Toledo showed great
interest in the scientific and technological aspects of the ITER project and
expressed his satisfaction for the important role that Spanish industry is
playing in the construction of ITER and in the manufacturing of the different
European ITER components. More than 60 Spanish companies are working for F4E as
primary contractors, with a total cumulative value of contracts of more than
450 million Euro since 2007.
The Secretary of State
underlined the continuous support of Spain to the ITER project, praised F4E as
a “center of global excellence”, calling it a very good model of cooperation to
be used in other projects which have industrial innovation at their core.