CRAFT Completes Site Infrastructure Construction and On Wheel to Use

Mar 28, 2022 | By ZHOU Shu

Over three years have passed since the Comprehensive Research Facility for Fusion Technology (CRAFT) started on December 14, 2018 its site infrastructure construction. Now we are happy to see its completion.

An official announcement of construction completion was made on a hand-over ceremony held late last week that draw dozens of senior officials and media to attend.

The site infrastructure, actual a complex with labs, factories and user instruments, covering an area of around 400 thousand square meters is to provide a space for scientific daily work, administration and supportive operation.

For the facility itself still under construction, CRAFT, when completed, is to be a comprehensive testbench with reactor relevant parameters and multiple functions supporting the world’s magnetic fusion research in terms of testing for magnets, heating systems, divertor and other important materials.

Just as fusion research work that needs global collaboration, CRAFT will be open to the world’s fusion community.

Link to: China to Start Large Scale R&D on Fusion Demo Test Facilities

Ground Breaking on December 14, 2018

Photo of Construction site taken in 2019

Photo of Construction site taken in 2020

Photo of Construction site taken in 2021

Site infrastructure construction completed in 2022

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