Context and challenges
ITER is a major energy project to design and build the world's largest experimental fusion reactor to develop safe, limitless and environmentally friendly energy.
One of the overall objectives of ITER was to secure the planning and costs for the installation of the Tokamak complex, by carrying out integration engineering while ensuring a robust design that would allow the construction/installation of all the systems existing in the Tokamak complex.
To ensure this, ITER organization wanted to provide a reliable common assembly sequence, level by level and area by area, with input from all stakeholders, in order to minimize coactivity between construction teams and to better communicate on the construction stages.
In this context, ITER organization called on Assystem, through its subsidiary ECP, to implement a 4D planning solution. The team in charge of holistic integration was called upon to help secure the work schedule and costs for the installation of the Tokamak complex, by carrying out simultaneous integration engineering using 4D.