European Spallation Source AB: International Expert Panel Declares ESS Project Ready for Construction

Published: Jun 29, 2012

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The first international review of the European Spallation Source Project has concluded that the project is in good shape and is now ready to begin Construction work.

The ESS will be a research centre for materials and life sciences, and one of the world’s largest research facilities when operational in 2019. The ESS Project, head-quartered in Lund, Sweden, and with 17 international Partner Countries, will conclude the ongoing pre-construction work this year and then plans to enter into construction in early 2013. The first review of the ESS Project by international experts, in its report published today, validated the progress of the project and signaled its readiness to go into construction.

The report gives a clear green light for entering into construction. The review found the ESS Project to be in good shape, and the reviewers were impressed by the progress of the project so far: “In a very short time an efficient and professional organisation has been built up”. They found the timetable ambitious, but appropriate, but also, as expected, saw important factors in the current European political and economic landscape, and in the ability to recruit suitable staff in time, which might affect the project.

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