• 2017 July 17 18:21

    MAN Diesel & Turbo expands its contribution to world’s largest fusion experiment

    MAN Diesel & Turbo has concluded a contract with Walter Tosto S.p.A. for the delivery of essential parts for the worldwide renowned ITER project. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor currently being built in Cadarache (France) aims to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion as a future energy source, the Company said in a press release.

    With this most recent order to MAN Diesel & Turbo’s fabrication specialists in Deggendorf, the company already won the third sub-project contributing to this multinational experimental set-up. The 13 so-called Port Stubs, fabricated for the Italian company Walter Tosto S.p.A., are to be installed in ITER’s vacuum vessel. This vessel will house the fusion reactions and act as a first safety containment barrier. The Port Stubs are the connecting element between the vacuum vessel and the ports. The latter provide access for remote handling operations and other installations as diagnostics, heating, and vacuum systems.

    “MAN Diesel & Turbo is proud to be part of the most ambitious energy project in the world today. We are helping to bring the source of the sun’s energy down to earth – our experts participate in the construction of a fusion reactor which may soon demonstrate power can be generated in the same way the sun does it”, says Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “MAN continues to contribute to the development of leading-edge technologies with its high-tech equipment and enormous technical knowledge.”

    The ITER (lat: the way) project is funded and run by seven member entities: Japan, the European Union, the United States, Russia, China, South Korea and India. In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak – a magnetic fusion device 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.

    "This third order within the ITER project underlines the industry’s confidence in MAN’s skills in complex stainless steel processing and innovative welding technology”, explains Prof. Dr. Rolf Bank, Head of MAN Diesel & Turbo in Deggendorf, Germany.
     
    The first ITER order to MAN was booked in 2012. It encompasses the delivery of 18 so-called Upper Ports to Russian JSC “NIIEFA”, D.V. Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus as sub-contractor. More than 1000 tons of stainless steel is currently being processed by MAN in Deggendorf in order to deliver the Upper Ports starting mid-2017.

    MAN received the second ITER order from Indian multinational conglomerate Larsen & Toubro, which is manufacturing the critical Cryostat at Hazira, India. The order comprises the assembly of the Cryostat. The largest stainless steel high-vacuum chamber ever built (16,000 m³) provides the high vacuum, ultra-cool environment for the vacuum vessel and the superconducting magnets. With this order, MAN was one of the first companies on the construction site in France, where works started in mid-2016.

    MAN Diesel & Turbo in Deggendorf has a vast experience with demanding projects within the scope of large-scale fusion experiments. The company has already participated in the construction of the Wendelstein 7-x plant and supported the project for 15 years by supplying the internal and external vessel as well as the machinery foundation. Wendelstein 7-x commenced test operation and produced the first plasma in 2016 – scientists from the Max Planck Institute are now studying the basis for the energy supply of the future.




2017 November 20

18:06 Shipping must be economically sustainable if it is to deliver on environmental sustainability, ICS tells OECD
17:51 Port of Goole supports region’s green future
17:29 Government of Germany сontinues support to WMU
17:06 Sokhna World Zone project presented to investors in Dubai
16:44 Sovcomflot posts operating profit over 9M’17 rising by 50.5% to USD 131.2 million
16:18 New sugar terminal to be constructed at the Port of Gdansk
16:00 Wärtsilä to deliver high efficiency and low emissions for new Viking Line ferry
15:55 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company expands its activities in foreign waters
15:30 IMO takes part in Green Ship Technology North America Conference
15:04 Cammell Laird issues EU worker statement
14:46 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 35.12 mln t of cargo in 10M’17, up 5.5% Y-o-Y
14:29 National Fish Resources to invest RUB 3-4 bln in creation of a fishery cluster in the Kaliningrad Region
14:08 RS class: gas carriers “BORIS VILKITSKY” and “FEDOR LITKE” delivered to the customer
13:37 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 12,821 in RF spot market
13:14 Damen launches cutting-edge Fishery Research Vessel for Angolan Fisheries Ministry
13:01 Optimarin shakes up BWT sector with unique promise for shipowners
12:43 IMO’s Jan De Boer participated at the LNG Ship/Shore Interface Conference in London
12:22 International seminar on mutual cooperation between IMO, WMU and KMOU held in Busan, Republic of Korea
12:01 Maersk Line and Damco deliver a block train solution for Decathlon
11:36 JMSDF’s destroyer Hamagiri arrives in Vladivostok
11:12 Onezhsky Shipyard launches floating bridges built for a residential area in Petrozavodsk (photo)
10:50 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 7.7% to 17.26 mln TEUs in 10M’17
10:24 Brent Crude futures price down 2.09% to $45.08, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.16% to $56.62
10:05 Nonius Engineering supports “Hydraulic Engineering Structures of Water Transport” Congress as its Sponsor
09:43 Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga performs unique unloading operation (photo)
09:20 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,371 points
09:08 EU NAVFOR’s Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates
08:18 First shipload of liquefied natural gas to Northern Finland delivered to Manga LNG terminal

2017 November 19

17:31 Wison signs MOU with Shanghai Electric for medium large floating LNG power solution
17:22 Tomini Shipping places order for three Kamsarmaxes
17:15 Shareholders of Teekay Tankers and Tanker Investments approve proposals to permit merger
17:12 Cruise Gate Hamburg announces record growth for 2017

2017 November 18

06:35 Brisbane wins Port of the Year 2017
06:30 Polarcus secures fully prefunded multi-client project in Australia

2017 November 17

18:06 Swiber's subsidiary placed into bankruptcy by the District Court of Helsinki
17:55 Pacific Fleet warships arrive in Chuk Samet port, Thailand
17:36 Damen supports team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
17:20 Sevmash floated out nuclear-powered missile submarine Knyaz Vladimir (photo)
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
16:45 Yantar Shipyard launches first trawler of Project SK-3101R for Kamchatka fishing company (photo)
16:26 DNV GL: Standardisation can help enable the digital transformation of shipping
16:00 Maersk Line appoints new president in North America
15:58 Onezhsky shipyard lays down Yury Maslyukov dredger of Damen TSHD 2000 design (photo)
15:26 IMO runs cooperation for oil spill preparedness in west, central and southern Africa
15:00 Special tactical exercises held at CPC Marine Terminal Tank Farm facilities
14:37 Water Transport newspaper will celebrate its centenary in 2018
14:02 NCC conducts yet another groundbreaking ceremony at the Port of Gothenburg Logistics Park
13:45 MSCC Bronka set to increase its heavy cargo transshipment capacity
13:32 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Naias with Phaethon
13:14 Vostochny Port extends its collective labor contract for three years
13:02 Acta Marine's walk-to-work construction support vessel in final construction phase
12:30 Scottish Ports Group call for right infrastructure and planning conditions
12:01 Aker Solutions to provide umbilicals for three offshore Norway field developments
11:53 MOL's newbuilding coal carrier NAGARA MARU to serve JERA Trading
11:17 301 ships loaded with export coal left Rosterminalugol this year (photo)
10:53 Icebreaker Moskva set sail for seaport Sabetta (photo)
10:30 Brent Crude futures price down 0.29% to $61.18, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.24% to $55.27
10:08 ABS raises cyber awareness to marine insurance industry
09:45 Bunker prices go down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:21 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,361 points