Vinci completes a major stage for the ITER nuclear research project at Cadarache



Vinci completed the civil engineering works on the main building of the ITER project on Thursday 7 November. Carried out near Cadarache, in the Bouches-du-Rhône, this gigantic nuclear research project promises a major breakthrough for the energy sector.

The workers move through a concrete labyrinth. No windows, spotlights diffuse a dull light and the construction machinery is activated in the dark. Here and there, certain walls extend over several meters in thickness. Seen from the outside, the building evokes a gigantic stripped mausoleum, tall as the Arc de Triomphe. Between Saint-Paul-lez-Durance and Cadarache (Bouches-du-Rhône), we are witnessing the construction of ITER, one of the most ambitious nuclear projects in the world. On Thursday November 7, Vinci announced the end of a major milestone for the works. 105,000 cubic meters of concrete Vinci is the prime contractor for the construction of the main structures of ITER, which has a total of 39 buildings. The French group […]