ITER – F4E  (Fusion for Energy)

About ITER

ITER will be the first fusion device to produce net energy and to maintain fusion for long periods of time. It will also be the first fusion device to test the integrated technologies, materials, and physics regimes necessary for the commercial production of fusion-based electricity.ITER
Thousands of engineers and scientists have contributed to the design of ITER since the idea for an international joint experiment in fusion was first launched in 1985. The ITER Members—China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States—are now engaged in a 35-year collaboration to build and operate the ITER experimental device, and together bring fusion to the point where a demonstration fusion reactor can be designed.

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About F4E

Fusion for Energy (F4E) is the European Union’s Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy. The organisation was created under the Euratom Treaty by a decision of the Council of the European Union in order to meet three objectives:

F4E is responsible for providing Europe’s contribution to ITER, the world’s largest scientific partnership that aims to demonstrate fusion as a viable and sustainable source of energy. ITER brings together seven parties that represent half of the world’s population – the EU, Russia, Japan, China, India, South Korea and the United States.

F4E also supports fusion research and development initiatives through the Broader Approach Agreement signed with Japan – a fusion energy partnership which will last for 10 years.

Ultimately, F4E will contribute towards the construction of demonstration fusion reactors.

Alter Technology currently support the following contracts:


√ CE Marking Support

  • The CE marking of complex systems presents certain difficulties that require a solid expertise in order to achieve the objective without jeopardizing the time-to-market and increasing the cost of the solution. Complex systems are composed of several subsystems, result of the integration of products of different nature, type and origin, and subject to different directives

√ Dual Use Export Control Compliance Support

  • Setup and maintenance of the Dual Use Export Control Compliance Programme, audits and training

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√ Industrialisation and procurement of the ITER Interlock Discharge Loop Interface Boxes (DLIB)

  • To complete the final design of the CIS Discharge Loop Interface Boxes (DLIB) and procure 150 units required for ITER hardwired interlocks

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