The Wigner fusion team and the German stellarator
At first hearing, it may sound like a bad sci-fi movie title but the story is very real and serious. A team of Wigner fusion spent the last 3 weeks at the world’s largest stellarator device, W7-X, to install a new, fully Hungarian developed equipment for the German beast. Dr. Gábor Anda, project manager, Tibor Krizsanóczi electrical engineer, Sándor Hegedűs physicist and Domonkos Nagy mechanical engineer.
Lifting the diagnostics
For Sándor Hegedűs, the biggest experience was to see W7-X itself:
“Until now I didn’t have the pleasure to see a fusion device in real life. The sight was fantastic and amazing. After that, every time I went in the W7-X torus hall I was impressed by the gigantic equipment and the huge amount of diagnostic system on it, as well. I still wonder how man can build such a device?!”
Sándor Hegedüs and Dr. Gábor Anda in front of W7-X
Domonkos Nagy also said that the craning was the most exciting moment for him as well:
„Although we knew that was a well-planned and safe action, we were watching worriedly our large system hanging on a rope. It was a great relief to see it arriving to its final place successfully.”
Moving the diagnostics to W7-X torus hall
Then he finished:
„It is a pleasure that we can contribute to the successful progress of the fusion research on one of the most modern fusion device in the World.”
You can read more about the diagnostics preparation and shipping here.