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President Hu inspected the superconducting wire manufacturing factory of WST

 

 

On January 25, 2010, Chinese President, Hu Jintao, inspected the superconducting wire manufacturing factory of WST accompanied by Ling Jihua, director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, Wang Huning, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee and other accompanying local government officials.

 

President Hu asked carefully about the R&D and state of the art technology of superconducting wires for the ITER project. He talked with the technicians of WST about the situation of production line and the market prospects of superconducting wires. He encouraged that WST should insist on the independent innovation and Play a positive role to improving the level of new materials industry of China by obtaining the core techniques and accelerating quickly scientific and technological achievements transformation.

 

The Chinese government approved to join ITER project in 2006. WST is the leading provider of high quality superconducting materials in China and undertake all the production of NbTi and Nb3Sn superconducting strands for ITER project.