Building ESS

Incorporated into the rural landscape of southern Sweden, the construction of the various ESS buildings and facilities comprises one of the largest active infrastructure projects in Europe.

The creative vision of the building envelope and grounds, developed by the Henning Larsen Architects-led design consortium, will be coupled to the innovative technical design of ESS’s vast array of scientific machinery. The technical design work already represents one of the largest and broadest collaborations in Europe.
Click here to follow weekly developments on the construction site, see the site plan, and view high-resolution aerial photos.
The facility is expected to deliver its first neutrons in 2019 and be a major driver for innovation in science and industry in Europe and the region for generations.
This area of the website has information on the global scientific collaborations that have brought the ESS design process to the Construction Phase; the construction site and ongoing civil works at the site; ESS's first-of-its-kind concept for sustainable energy use; and the licensing procedures that succesfully cleared the way for the project to break ground in September 2014.


Stage is Set for ESS Linac Test in Uppsala

May 6, 2015

The first fully functional Low-Level Radio Frequency control system for the ESS Accelerator has been installed and integrated into the EPICS control system at the FREIA Laboratory at Uppsala...

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ESS Project Review Sets Agenda for 2015

Apr 29, 2015

Held over four days last week, the review has provided a thorough look back over the accomplishments and momentum established in 2014, as well as a hard look ahead at how the project puzzle will be...

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Building the Heart of ESS in Spain

Apr 16, 2015

Spain was one of the first countries to send a Letter of Intent committing to the construction of the European Spallation Source, and a close collaboration has followed. In November 2014, ESS-Bilbao...

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