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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.

  • Construction Financing
  • Budget
    €1.843 Billion
  • Host Countries Sweden & Denmark
    47.5%
  • Non-Host Members
    52.5%
  • In-Kind Contributions
    €747.5 Million

Partnerships & Collaborations

Fifteen nations, nearly 40 European in-kind partners and more than 130 global institutions are all cooperating to build the world's next-generation neutron source.

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The Building Project

The European Spallation Source broke ground on a Greenfield site in 2014, but the careful planning of every aspect of the large complex has been in the works far longer, and continues today.

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Site, Architecture & Energy

The architecture and design of ESS should reflect and contribute to the organisation’s core values: excellence, collaboration, openness and sustainability.

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Aerial Views

Travel back through time with Perry Nordeng's monthly aerial photographs and experience this unique bird's eye view of the project.

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Webcams

There are four construction site webcams, updated at 10-minute intervals.

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Construction Site Weekly Updates

Weekly briefings from the field, including civil works, technical installations, deliveries and other activities on the site.

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