The ITER Project is currently under construction on a 180-hectare site in southern France. Thirty-nine buildings and technical areas will house the ITER Tokamak and its plant systems. The heart of the facility - the Tokamak Building - is a seven-storey structure in reinforced concrete that will sit 13 metres below the platform level and 60 metres above. Pre-assembly of Tokamak components will take place in the adjacent Assembly Hall. Other auxiliary buildings in the vicinity of the Tokamak Building will include cooling towers, electrical installations, a control room, facilities for the management of waste, and the cryogenics plant that will provide liquid helium to cool the ITER magnets. Europe, as part of its commitments to the project, is building nearly all of the platform buildings and site infrastructure. An estimated 2,300 workers will participate in the construction of the ITER scientific facility. Over the next years each building, as it becomes ready for occupation, will be handed over to the ITER Organization for the start of assembly works. The successful integration and assembly of over one million components (ten million parts), built in the ITER Members' factories around the world and delivered to the ITER site constitutes a tremendous logistics and engineering challenge. An assembly workforce of approximately 2,000 people will be needed at the height of assembly activities. In the ITER offices around the world, the exact sequence of assembly events has been carefully orchestrated and coordinated. The first large components began arriving in 2015. ITER organization is expecting the first 440-tonne vacuum vessel sector from South Korea. More information: IO website.


With ITER Organization courtesy - Take a virtual tour of ITER construction here.

Indicative timetable (Bus 1 & 2)

08:30
Departure from the venue - Palais du Pharo
10:15
Arrival at the ITER site, access formalities
10:30
Welcome and presentation of the ITER worksite
11:25
Visit of the ITER worksite (Poloidal Field Coils Building, Cryostat, Assembly Hall, Cryoplant, depending on availability)
12:45
Exit formalities
13:00
Lunch at “Château de Cadarache”
14:30
End of the visit, departure for Marseille
15:45
Arrival to the Congress Centre


Indicative timetable (Bus 3 & 4)

10:15
Departure from the venue - Palais du Pharo
11:45
Lunch at “Château de Cadarache”
13:10
Arrival at the ITER site, access formalities
13:25
Welcome and presentation of the ITER worksite
14:15
Visit of the ITER worksite (Poloidal Field Coils Building, Cryostat, Assembly Hall, Cryoplant, depending on availability)
15:45
Exit formalities and end of the visit, departure for Marseille
17:15
Arrival to the Congress Centre

General conditions

  • Deadline for registration: 5 March 2021
  • This technical tour will be restricted to only accessible areas and will be available to the first 200 registered delegates on a first come first served basis.
  • Registration via the private access of participants to the 1-1 platform.
  • Registration requires providing personal data to the organizers for reasons of security as well as shoes size and clothing size.