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Call Description
Call Reference F4E-OMF-900 open_in_new
Call Title Series Production of the NHF ITER Blanket First Wall Panels
Status Forthcoming
Publish 14-08-2019
Type Prior information notice without call for competition
Procedure Type Not applicable
The ITER Blanket/First Wall (FW) system is the innermost part of the ITER reactor directly exposed to the plasma. Its basic function is to provide the main thermal and nuclear shielding to the vacuum vessel and external reactor components. Its concept is a modular configuration mechanically attached to the vacuum vessel. The Blanket modules consist of stainless steel shield blocks on which separable FW panels are mechanically attached. The FW panels (the subject of this procedure) have typical dimensions of 1 m x 1.5 m, weigh about 1 ton and consist of a bi-metallic support structure bonded to backing plate with Beryllium tiles that directly face the plasma. Each FW panel is cooled by pressurised water with a 70 oC inlet and a 110 ºC outlet temperature. Europe will deliver 215 FW panels, which correspond to approximately half of the total FW panels for ITER.