ITER at the core of the World Nuclear Exhibition
Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), the leading event for the global civil nuclear energy
community, took place in Paris on 26–28 June 2018. ITER IO and F4E joined
forces to showcase the continuous progress of the ITER project – the next
important milestone in the way to fusion energy. The new ITER IO exhibit offered a panoramic view of
the ITER site and the insides of the tokamak complex, while F4E presented
business opportunities and provided specific information to the many companies
interested in the project.
record-breaking third edition covered an area of approximately 25,000 m², with
almost 1,000 exhibitors, 20 national pavilions, and 20,000 visitors from all
over the world.
specific F4E workshop on “ITER: the way to fusion energy” counted with a high
participation from industry and government representatives. Stavros
Chatzipanagiotou, F4E Head of Communication, explained the basics of fusion
energy, its potential contribution to the future sustainable energy mix and
highlighted the important progress of the ITER project, now steadily on the
path to commence first operations in December 2025. Leonardo Biagioni, F4E Head
of Contracts & Procurement, presented the business opportunities in the
short and medium-term and underlined the importance to exploit fusion
technologies for other markets. In the longer-run, F4E aims at creating a
European fusion supply chain to ensure that Europe is in a position to be the
leader in the future fusion market.
The WNE is
a business show par excellence and over the years has confirmed its standing as
the “business-to-business” event for the international nuclear energy
community. The steady progress of ITER and the great potential of fusion energy
are now attracting high interest from companies looking for new business
opportunities and for capitalising on the new fusion technologies.
Stavros Chatzipanagiotou, F4E Head of Communication, during the F4E
Workshop on “ITER: the way to fusion energy”
Leonardo Biagioni, F4E Head of Contracts & Procurement, during the
F4E Workshop on “ITER: the way to fusion energy”