Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) - Fusion research experiment Wendelstein 7-X // Source: IPP


Completion ofWendelstein 7-X

Since 2000, RST Rostock System-Technik accompanies the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) with a series of more than 30 different projects supporting the initial build and upgrade of the fusion research experiment Wendelstein 7-X.

On 9th August 2022, the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, along with Bettina Martin, Minister of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and other guests from politics, industry and research organizations have opened the next phase of research operation after completion of the Wendelstein 7-X upgrade at the IPP in Greifswald.

The goal is to generate plasma pulses of up to 30 minutes in length at 50 million degrees in the facility to demonstrate that the "stellarator" type of fusion is suitable for continuous operation.

This would not only set a new milestone in the history of plasma physics, but also point the way to climate-neutral energy production.

Through design, manufacturing and delivery of several integration- assembly- and handling-systems as well as for components such as gap protection grids for the baffle and wall protection elements of the plasma vessel and few more exciting projects, RST has been privileged to be a part of this revolutionary research.

RST is grateful for the long-standing and trustful partnership with the IPP and wishes every success for further operations!

f. l.: Martin Sauerschnig Managing Director of RST, Prof. Dr. Thomas Klinger Scientific Director of the fusion research experiment "Wendelstein 7-X and Dr. Lutz Wegener Head of Assembly Department // Source: RST

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