Last week on the construction site, technical installations in the Accelerator’s Front End Building (FEB) advanced along with major concrete castings for the Target Station Monolith.
In the FEB, installation of the LINAC’s (G01) ion source and low-energy beam transport line components, in-kind contributions from Italy, moved significantly forward along with that of some of the supporting infrastructure.
One hundred and ninety cubic metres of concrete were needed to cast the eastern vault of the Target Station’s (D02) Monolith on Thursday. The Target's Active Cells retaining wall is progressing, including some blinding and casting of the top slab’s parapet wall. Pile caps are being cast in the area between the Target and Accelerator in advance of major concrete work to be performed there.
All SHIN inspections have been completed in the Gallery Building (G02), with complete handover of the large building to ESS scheduled for the end of February. Three additional nine-metre-tall helium tanks were delivered and installed adjacent to the Cryo-Compressor Building (G04). And sandwich panels are coming up nicely for the science labs building (E04) behind the long-range instrument hall (E01), where superstructure and roofing works continue.