The installation of several tons of shielding plates for the ESS Chip Irradiation (ECHIR) beamline was performed by Skanska, ESS and BMS Cranes. The beamline is adjacent to the Monolith and embedded in its base slab. The final reinforcement for the Active Cells (D02) area has been put in place for this week’s casting of its 400 mm base slab. Parts of the Active Cells slab will be cast with heavy concrete, which contains iron ore and is 60% heavier than normal concrete. Eighteen-metre-long pipes for the transfer of gases from the Compressor Building (G04) to the Cold Box (in G02) have arrived on site, and are ready to be installed. More than 6,000 foundation piles have been installed now, 98% of the total. MEP works continue apace throughout the Gallery Building (G02) halls, facade works continue at the Central Utility Building (H01) , slabs are being cast in the Beamline Gallery (E02) , and topfill continues along the Accelerator tunnel (G01).