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ESS, Lund

  • Flight scanning of the ESS site, 1st of November 2016
    - Flight scanning of the ESS site, 1st of November 2016
  • Installation of bored piles for the ESS Target station.
    - Installation of bored piles for the ESS Target station.
  • Casting of the first part of the ESS Target station bottom slab. This 400 mm slab will be followed by another 1600 mm bottom slab.
    - Casting of the first part of the ESS Target station bottom slab. This 400 mm slab will be followed by another 1600 mm bottom slab.
  • Reinforcement for the 400 mm bottom slab in the ESS Target station.
    - Reinforcement for the 400 mm bottom slab in the ESS Target station.
  • Floor casting in the ESS Klystron Gallery.
    - Floor casting in the ESS Klystron Gallery.
  • The Cryo Building, where large compressors will cool down helium gas, to be fed into the ESS accelerator tunnel making it superconductive.
    - The Cryo Building, where large compressors will cool down helium gas, to be fed into the ESS accelerator tunnel making it superconductive.
  • Facades on the 489 meter long Gallery Building that stretches all the way along the Accelerator tunnel giving it the acceleration power needed.
    - Facades on the 489 meter long Gallery Building that stretches all the way along the Accelerator tunnel giving it the acceleration power needed.
  • Inside the Front End Building at ESS.
    - Inside the Front End Building at ESS.
  • The Loading Hall in the Klystron Gallery, containing an overhead crane for lifting heavy equipment.
    - The Loading Hall in the Klystron Gallery, containing an overhead crane for lifting heavy equipment.
  • Cold Box in the Klystron Gallery, here an enormous fridge will cool down Helium from 4k to 2K (-271 degrees Celsius).
    - Cold Box in the Klystron Gallery, here an enormous fridge will cool down Helium from 4k to 2K (-271 degrees Celsius).
  • Overview of the ESS Target, Monolith. In the middle a rotating wheel made of Tungsten will be installed, and this is where spallation occurs.
    - Overview of the ESS Target, Monolith. In the middle a rotating wheel made of Tungsten will be installed, and this is where spallation occurs.
  • Piling for the Beam Line Gallery, rows of neutron guides streaming out towards the experimental halls.
    - Piling for the Beam Line Gallery, rows of neutron guides streaming out towards the experimental halls.
  • Refill of the ESS Accelerator tunnel, which will be hidden under a 5-7 meter high reinforced slope.
    - Refill of the ESS Accelerator tunnel, which will be hidden under a 5-7 meter high reinforced slope.
  • Reinforcement for the 1600 mm bottom slab for the ESS Target station.
    - Reinforcement for the 1600 mm bottom slab for the ESS Target station.
  • Steel structure for the ESS Klystron Gallery.
    - Steel structure for the ESS Klystron Gallery.
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European Spallation Source research facility

The European Spallation Source (ESS) science research facility is one of the largest of its type in Europe.

It will be up to 100 times brighter than today’s leading facilities, enabling new opportunities for researchers of life sciences, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics.

Cutting edge scientific research

Skanska’s UK-based specialist foundations team completed all of the piling for the project. SRW engineering services is providing the fit-out for all of the buildings, ensuring they are ready to support cutting-edge research. The main construction is being completed by Skanska’s team in Sweden.

The facility design includes a 5MW linear proton accelerator, a rotating tungsten target station, 22 state-of-the-art neutron instruments, a suite of laboratories and a supercomputing data management and software centre.

Helping Europe’s economy

Every year, 2,000 to 3,000 guest researchers from universities, institutes and industry will be part of the ESS user programme. They will use the neutron instruments to answer scientific questions.

ESS is expected to make a significant contribution to the European economy, through the establishment of the facility itself and the research carried out there.

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