Installation of the R6 bracket inside the Target Monolith continued last week. Brackets were mounted in a fixture and tightened with adjusting/positioning screws. Final welding is to be performed after alignment verification from the SAM (Survey & Alignment) team. A total of 20 brackets will be installed for the north sector and 22 on the south side. The purpose of these brackets is to hold the R6 steel pillars for the bunker frame, surrounding the Target Monolith, at a 6-metre radius. In the Active Cell, ESS Target Division are in progress with the stainless steel liner - steel plates that are to be mounted on all walls in the process and maintenance cells.
Steel structure work started for Experiment Hall 1, and installation of roof trusses continued for Hall 2. Swedish construction partner C3C and the ESS rigging team are due to begin the erection of precast concrete for the NMX cave, starting with the walls, which will be installed in four layers.
The last major in-situ casting for the Waste Treatment Facility (inner wall) was performed this week. A few smaller concrete jobs remain, before work can continue with the roofing.
Work on the steel frame for the cladding around the Circular Road is continuing at a steady pace. Completion works, including kerb stones and refill of soil, is ongoing in various areas - the area outside the north façade of the Gallery Building is looking good.! A number of excavations for new water and sewage pipes, and wells, are also ongoing.
Façade work is ongoing on all three Campus buildings. Elevators and cranes are in place in the B01 office building and B02 warehouse & labs. Inside the buildings, interior walls, installations (electricity, water & sewage, ventilation) and painting work is in progress. Grinding of the internal concrete floors has started, as well as tiling the bathrooms in B01.