Dietsmann has been awarded a 5-year Construction General Services Framework Contract by the ITER Organization, reinforcing the existing collaboration under a previous service contract since 2018.
ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is an international research and engineering megaproject, involving construction of the world’s largest Tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. This extremely complex project, located near the Cadarache nuclear R&D centre in France, mobilizes the industrial, scientific, human, and financial resources of 35 nations.
For Dietsmann, the contract is an acknowledgement of its efficiency and responsiveness in operating in complex environments, thanks to agile teams capable of adapting to this particular project’s specific requirements.
“The efforts made Dietsmann are one of the elements allowing us to consider our partnership with confidence,” said Yves Belpomo on behalf of the ITER Organization, in a letter of recommendation addressed to Bertrand Salles, Project Manager of Dietsmann Technologies SA, based in Salies-du-Salat, France.
Dietsmann will continue its strong commitment to the project’s Environmental, Social and Governance policy (ESG), which has been consistently demonstrated by its operational and managerial teams on the ITER construction site.
Dietsmann is the leading independent Operation & Maintenance specialist for continuous-production plant in the energy industry. Dietsmann has over 40 years-experience of operating and maintaining hundreds of production facilities around the world and applying the most effective operational methods and specialist maintenance technology.
The way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow
ITER (‘The Way’ in Latin) is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today.
In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world’s largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.
The experimental campaign that will be carried out at ITER is crucial to advancing fusion science and preparing the way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow.
The primary objective of ITER is the investigation and demonstration of burning plasmas—plasmas in which the energy of the helium nuclei produced by the fusion reactions is enough to maintain the temperature of the plasma, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for external heating. ITER will also test the availability and integration of technologies essential for a fusion reactor (such as superconducting magnets, remote maintenance, and systems to exhaust power from the plasma) and the validity of tritium breeding module concepts that would lead in a future reactor to tritium self-sufficiency.