Posted on: 8th December 2016
The FinnFusion consortium, led by VTT Technical Research Centre Ltd., implements the Finnish fusion programme for EUROfusion. FinnFusion includes members from the Finnish academia and industry. During its 20 years of participation in the European fusion programme, Finland has aligned its research efforts with the common European fusion research goals. In particular, Finland spearheads two areas of expertise: Remote handling and Edge plasma physics and plasma-wall interaction.
Education and collaboration
The Finnish fusion community has an excellent track-record in nurturing the next generation of fusion researchers, and the young Finnish researchers have a strong presence in the EUROfusion education and training programmes.
A Divertor Test Platform at the Remote Operation and Virtual Reality Centre
VTT hosts the European facility known as the Divertor Test Platform or DTP2. DTP2 plays two important roles for fusion research:
• Simulating the demanding maintenance operations required in future fusion reactors
• Acting as an education platform for the operators who are involved in ITER
DTP2 is part of the remote operation and virtual reality centre (ROViR) located in Tampere, Finland.