For the third year in a row, representatives of the ITER Domestic Agencies of China, Japan and Korea met to report on progress in the procurement and manufacturing of ITER components and exchanged on technical issues. Nearly 60 participants were present for the workshop which was held from 27 to 28 July, 2016 at the Haeundae Grand Hotel in Busan, Korea.
Opening addresses by representatives from each government were followed by reports on manufacturing progress achieved since the last trilateral meeting, including progress on components for the ITER blanket, the divertor, the test blanket systems, magnets, the vacuum vessel and diagnostics. Focused discussions took place on forward-looking topics such as warranty after delivery, on-site installation work at ITER and the potential for further collaboration.
Participants also visited the Hyundai Heavy Industry workshop (pictured) in Ulsan, Korea, where manufacturing is underway on segments of the ITER vacuum vessel and toroidal field coil structures.
A fourth China-Japan-Korea trilateral workshop is planned next year in China.