ITER Council Reviews Progress

June 19, 2020

The ITER Council convened remotely June 17-18 to review the performance of the ITER Project toward First Plasma in 2025 and assessed the latest progress reports and project performance metrics. Project execution to achieve First Plasma is now about 70% complete. The Council took note of the ITER Organization's (IO) preliminary assessment of the impact of the pandemic on different work-streams of the project: design, manufacturing, construction, assembly, and administration. IO and the Domestic Agencies (DA) have maintained productivity on administration and design, as well as the critical activities mentioned above. However, the extended shutdowns in manufacturing some key components in affected countries, and the slowdown in some assembly activities might have potential consequences for the project schedule. The Council will review the project schedule at its next meeting in November.

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