French BrightnESS Workshop: Engineering Aspects of ESS

Participation in this event is by invitation only.

The construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) began in the summer of 2014 and is currently one-third complete. The present construction phase is co-financed in the form of cash and in-kind contributions. In-kind contributions from partner countries is expected to reach 40% of the 1.843 B€ total construction cost and will allow ESS to be built with a wide range of expertise coming from all over Europe. One of the key challenges of the WP2 BrightnESS project is to "maximise the possibility for ESS and in-kind partner organizations to deliver value during the Construction Phase".

More information, including a detailed agenda and registration, can be found on the event's Indico page.
France is one of the in-kind partner countries with an 8% contribution to the total construction cost. Two of the largest research organisations in France, CNRS and CEA, are highly involved to deliver technical contributions for the linear proton accelerator, the neutron scattering instruments and the integrated control systems. French in-kind contracts concerning the Accelerator are already on-going and most of them will be active in 2017. Those concerning the Instruments are being specified and will be active later on.
Much effort has been made to inform engineers from French partners, build awareness and promote behaviors that contribute to best practices when working on in-kind contribution. However there might be a lack of information concerning this process for French industrial partners. In order to address this issue and in line with the BrightnESS WP2, the Gallia Hub is organising a workshop to assist engineers from French companies in the achievement of best in-kind practices. Covered topics include quality assurance and control, vacuum technology, alignment technology, system interfaces and integration tools among others. The draft agenda is based on a joint thinking between French partners and ESS.
This two-day event will take place the 25th and 26th of September in Lund. The event is by invitation only and planned for about 20 participants on a first-come first-served basis with equal distribution to companies. 

BrightnESS is a European Union-funded project within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme in support of the European Spallation Source (ESS), a partnership of several European nations working together to build the world’s next-generation neutron science facility. The BrightnESS programme is designed to ensure that key challenges are met in order to build an ESS that can deliver high-impact scientific and technological knowledge.