ESS and Skanska Sign Contract for Second Phase of Construction

ESS and Skanska.
The European Spallation Source (ESS) and Skanska signed a contract today worth SEK 1,2 Billion to build the second phase of the world-leading neutron science facility in Lund. The construction work in the agreement will be performed by Skanska Sweden (75 percent) and Skanska UK (25 percent).
ABOVE: Per Brusk, Regional Manager Skanska Sweden, Håkan Stenström, Deputy CEO Skanska Sweden, Sven Landelius, Chairman of the ESS AB Board and James Yeck, Director General and CEO ESS. PHOTO: Roger Eriksson/ESS
This contract for the second phase covers installations in a number of buildings, substations and transformers, ground works including piling, landscape works and concrete works on the target station and experimental halls.
In 2014 Skanska and ESS signed a collaboration agreement for the whole construction project and a design contract for the first stage. The complex project is divided into several stages where separate agreements are settled at the beginning of each stage.
ESS is a partnership of 17 European nations cooperating in the design and construction of one of Europe’s biggest research infrastructure projects. First neutrons are expected at ESS by the end of the decade, with the user program to begin in 2023.
Skanska Sweden is one of Sweden’s largest construction companies, with operations in building and civil-engineering construction. In Sweden the business unit has around 11,000 employees.