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European Spallation Source

Skanska is currently building a European Spallation Source (ESS) research center in the historic Swedish university town of Lund. It is a multidisciplinary research center located on an area of two square kilometers, the purpose of which is to study the world's most powerful neutron source. Starting from April, the EXACT team will also participate in this unique and extensive construction project with their expertise.

The complex ESS construction project is carried out under a contract that allows fully integrated cooperation. According to Håkan Nilsson, an EXACT consultant working on the ESS construction project, "this is a huge project for a very large organization, so of course we have had to adjust our normal work routine accordingly." “This is a very exciting venture and I feel lucky to be working with so many smart and friendly people.”

The ESS facility can be compared to a giant microscope. In order to thoroughly analyze neutrons, various materials are bombarded with them. It is likely that in the future, research at ESS will contribute to breakthroughs in medicine, environmental science, climatology, telecommunications and transportation.

ESS is hosted by Sweden and Denmark, but the pan-European research facility is co-financed by many EU countries, all of which benefit from it. Together with the planned MAX IV facility, the ESS forms the center of European research infrastructure. ESS is expected to open in 2019, and all 22 of its experimental stations will be operational by 2025. ESS is expected to involve 2,000-3,000 scientists from around the world

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