Wide opportunities for EU industry participation

ITER in Europe will foster a major participation of the European industry to its construction and operation. Due to the high technological content of part of these deliverables, it offers a unique way to build up advanced competencies in view of broader realizations for the future fusion prototype reactors. Besides the more classical items, such as building and structures, this concerns the engineering design for advanced systems and components, the manufacturing and testing of prototypes, the manufacturing and installation of crucial subsystems and a series of general design and cost assessments. Industries involved in the international consortia to be launched for the ITER procurernents will greatly benefit in terms of enforced competitiveness.