Superconducting dipole magnet consortium

28 March 1999


Two of the initial firms supplying superconducting dipole magnets for CERN’s LHC proton collider ­ Noell of Würzburg, Germany, and Ansaldo of Genoa, Italy ­ have joined forces to supply 50 superconducting magnets worth DM 110 million for the Wedelstein 7-X plasma experiment currently being built in Greifswald, Germany. Procurement is managed by the Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics in Garching, near Munich. Each of the superconducting coils weighs 3 tons and measures 3.4 x 2.5 x 1.4 m.

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