Last week on the construction site saw a flurry of deliveries for ESS.
A Neutron Scattering Systems (NSS) delivery of 80 tonnes of custom-designed steel shielding plates have arrived for immediate installation in the Target Station Monolith. ESS has also taken partial delivery of two UK in-kind contributions.
The Radio Frequency (RF) Distribution System steel structures shipped from Scotland a week prior have safely arrived. These heavy steel beam structures support the waveguides and cooling pipes associated with the klystrons that deliver RF power to the accelerator. Each RF cell will require eight tonnes of support steel. Additionally, 60 electronic component racks have arrived for the Drift Tube Linac area, with another 72 on the way this week. These colour-coded metal cabinets will house all of the electronic equipment required for the operation of the LINAC, with 860 of them ultimately to be packed into the Gallery Building (G02).
In the Target Station area (D02), two more heavy concrete walls in the Active Cells area have been cast, keeping progress on track to complete the massive castings before the end of the year. And preparations for the arrival and installation of the ion source continued in the Front End Building (G01), with further progress noted on the installation of the Phase Reference Line.
See all aerial photos from the November 13 flyover here.