In-Kind Contributions

About 30% of ESS' €1 843 million construction budget will be realised by means of in-kind contributions from European Partners.

An in-kind model on the scale of the European Spallation Source has never been attempted in a European Big Science project, and it will serve as a model for such projects in the future.

ESS is working with more than 40 European partner institutions, and more than 130 collaborating institutions worldwide under the in-kind model.

With the In-kind model, partners (on behalf of their national governments) supply equipment, design documentation, personnel or other services to support the construction of ESS. Once completed and accredited, these In-Kind Contributions (IKCs) count, alongside direct financial contributions, towards the overall contribution from a particular member country. The model ensures that key technologies are cultivated and enhanced in member states supporting national institutes and industry. IKCs help foster the political goodwill and collaboration required for large international projects.

As the success of ESS to a great extent depends on schedule performance, in-kind agreements are on the critical path. In total, about 30% of the €1 843 M ESS construction cost will be supplied through IKCs. In particular, significant parts of the scientific instruments, the Target Station, and the Accelerator will be delivered as IKCs.

As of the end of 2019, ESS had nearly €450 million signed in-kind agreements, and an additional €100 million in contributions at various stages of agreement. The total of €550 million represents more than 210 contracts with ESS partner institutions. This is a testament to the collective vision and drive of all the ESS stakeholders to provide Europe with the next generation of truly scientific infrastructure.

IKC Agreements

The in-kind process explained. Click to enlarge.

These are the In-Kind Contribution (IKC) Agreements that have so far been signed between ESS and its Partners. The agreements listed below are shown with different statuses. Firstly, ‘Endorsed’ for those agreements that have only been endorsed by the ESS In-Kind Review Committee, secondly ‘Approved’ for those that have been further approved by the ESS Council, and thirdly ‘Accredited’, for those agreements that have been completed and the cost book value accredited by ESS Council to the IK partner’s member country. Contributions procured directly with German Institutes do not appear in these tables.

The totals of each category of IKC are:
Endorsed €173 997 63
Approved €319 074 75
Accredited €4 120 69

Ref.
 

Country
 

IKC Partner
 

Work Package  Description 
 

Status
 

Cost Book Value (kEUR)

Partner Contact
 

AIK 2.1

Italy

Elettra

Linac Magnets

Approved

6 785.00

Riccardo Fabris

AIK 3.1

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT)

Endorsed

4 552,29

Ibon Bstinduy

AIK 3.4
 

France

CEA

Radio-Frequency Quadrupole  

Approved

8 710.00

Santo Gammino

AIK 3.5
 

Italy

INFN Catania

Ion Source and Low- Energy Beam Transport  

Approved

  4 543.00

Luigi Celona

AIK 3.6
 

Italy

INFN Legnaro

Drift-Tube Linac with BPMs, BCMs

Approved

16 761.00

Andrea Pisent

AIK 3.7

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Installation, Testing, and Commissioning of the MEBT

Endorsed

      400.00

Ibon Bstinduy

AIK 4.1

France

CNRS

Spoke Cryomodules

Approved

17 451.00

Sébastien Bousson

AIK 5.1
 

France

CEA

Elliptical Linac H-ECCTD, High Beta Elliptical cavities and cryomodule demonstrator

Approved

  4 294.00

Pierre Bosland

AIK 5.2
 

France

CEA

Elliptical Cryomodules Components Supply

Approved

38 618.00

Pierre Bosland

AIK 5.3
 

France

CEA

Elliptical Cryomodules Engineering and Assembly

Approved

19 395.00

Pierre Bosland

AIK 5.5

France

CEA

Technical assistance in installation and commissioning of the medium and high beta cryomodules

Approved

      600.00

Pierre Bosland

AIK 5.6
 

Italy

INFN Milano

Medium Beta Elliptical Cavities, Fabrication and Testing

Approved

11 150.00

Paolo Michelato

AIK 5.7

United Kingdom

STFC, Daresbury

High-beta elliptical cavities,  fabrication and testing

Endorsed

25 248,73

Mike Ellis

AIK 6.1
 

Poland

NCBJ

Gamma Blockers

Accredited

      136.84

Karol Szymczyk

AIK 7.1
 

France

CEA

Emittance Measurement Unit for the low energy beam transport

Accredited

      311.00

Pierre Bosland

AIK 7.2
 

France

CEA

Beam Diagnostics (Doppler Shift Measurement for Low-Energy Beam Transport)

Accredited

78.00

Franck Senee

AIK 7.3
 

France

CEA

Non-invasive profile monitor

Approved

1 549.39

Jacques Marroncle

AIK 7.4

Italy

Elettra

Wire Scanner Acquisition

Approved

563.00

Mario Ferianis

AIK 7.6
 

Norway

University of Oslo

Beam Diagnostics Imaging Systems

Approved

2 041.00

 

AIK 7.9
 

France

CEA

Neutron beam loss monitor

Approved

1 180.00

Thomas Papaevangelou

AIK 7.11

United Kingdom

Cockcroft Institute

Preliminary Design Evaluation of the Target Imaging Optical System

Endorsed

100.00

Justin Greenhalgh

AIK 8.1

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

RF for Warm Linac

Endorsed

6 644.00

Pedro Gonzalez

AIK 8.2
 

Poland

PEG

LLRF System Units

Approved

4 877.00

Krzysztof Czuba

AIK 8.3

United Kingdom

STFC, University of Huddersfield

RF Distribution/Superconducting linac waveguides and directional couplers

Endorsed

16 608.00

Rob Edgecock

AIK 8.4

Hungary

Atomki

RF Local Protection System

Approved

2 200.00

Beáta Király

AIK 8.6
 

Poland

IFJ PAN

RF Installation Phase 1 and Phase II

Approved

6 156.00

Dariusz Bocian

AIK 8.7
 

Poland

Warsaw UT

Phase-Reference Line

Approved

1 470.00

Krzysztof Czuba

AIK 10.1

Poland

IFJ PAN

Manpower for cryomodule tests in Lund

Approved

5 724.00

Dariusz Bocian

AIK 11.1

Poland

Wroclaw UT

Cryogenic distribution line, elliptical linac and test stand

Approved

6 650.00

Jaroslaw Polinski

AIK 11.2

France

CNRS

Cryogenic Distribution Line; Spoke Linac

Approved

2 448.00

Patxi Duthil

AIK 11.3

Poland

Wroclaw UT

Cryogenic distribution line, test stand

Approved

540.00

 

AIK 12.1

United Kingdom

STFC, Daresbury

Linac Warm Units (LWU)

Endorsed

10 812.00

Paul Aden

AIK 14.1

Norway

Bergen University

Ion source expert

Accredited

216.00

Dieter Röhrich

AIK 17.1

Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

Design, Development and Experimental Evaluation of the High Voltage Power Converter Module for IOT Modulator

Accredited

50.00

 

AIK 17.2

Italy

Elettra-INFN

Power Converters for Magnets to the ESS Linac

Approved

2580.00

Roberto Visintini

AIK 17.3

Poland

IFJ PAN

Power Converter Systems of the ESS Linac Project (PC Installation Phase I & II)

Approved

664.20

Dariusz Bocian

AIK 17.6

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Klystron Modulators for RFQ and DTL

Endorsed

3 450.37

Pedro Gonzalez

AIK 17.7

Italy

Elettra-INFN

Spoke RF Power Stations

Approved

19 451.00

Cristina Pasotti

 

 

 

ACCSYS TOTAL (kEUR)

 

 254 977.81

 

Ref.
 

Country
 

IKC Partner
 

Work Package Description
 

Status
 

Cost Book Value (kEUR)

Partner Contact

IIK 01
 

France

CEA

Controls for ESS warm linac Proton Source and LEBT

Approved

850.00

Françoise Gougnaud

IIK 05
 

France

CEA

Controls for RFQ

Approved

768.00

Françoise Gougnaud

IIK 14.3.2 #2
 

Norway

IFE

Alarms Management

Accredited

143.00

 

IIK 14.3.2 #3

Norway

IFE

Client software development for the integrated control system (Logbook and Alarms)

Approved

281.00

 

IIK 14.4 #6

Switzerland

PSI

Digital Controller Board Development

Approved

4 004.70

Markus Janousch

IIK 14.4 #8
 

Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

EPICS EtherCAT driver/slave development

Approved

564.00

 

IIK 14.4.2 #3

Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

FPGA IOC

Approved

562.00

 

IIK 14.4.3 #1

Poland

Łódź University of Technology

IPMI EPICS BLM & RTM Software and Firmware Development

Approved

450.00

 

IIK 14.4.4 #1

Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

Timing Systems Components

Approved

515.00

 

IIK 14.5

Switzerland

ZHAW

Machine Protection and Personnel Safety Core Components

Approved

2 700.00

Christian Hilbes

IIK 14.7.1

Norway

IFE

Main Control Room Conceptual Design

Accredited

250.00

 

IIK 14.7.1 #2

Norway

IFE

Control Room Stage 2 Design

Approved

485.00

 

IIK 14.7.1 #3

Norway

IFE

Control Room Stage 3 Implementation

Approved

465.00

 

IIK 14.7.2 #1

Norway

IFE

Server and Storage

Approved

700.00

 

IIK 14.7.3 #1

Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

Cybersecurity assessment, development, training & Risk Assessment

Approved

150.00

 

IIK 14.7.3 #2

Norway

IFE

ICS Network

Approved

1 529.00

 

IIK 14.10.4 #1

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) integration

Endorsed

963.26

Ibon Bustinduy

IIK 14.10.5 #1

Italy

INFN-Legnaro

DTL Control Systems

Approved

480.00

Andrea Pisent

IIK 14.12.1 #1

United Kingdom

STFC, Daresbury

 Detector Control Software

Endorsed

185.00

 

IIK 17.3.2 #1

Norway

IFE

ICS Logbook management

Accredited

122.00

 

 

 

 

ICS TOTAL (kEUR)

 

16 166.96

 

Ref.

 

Country

 

IKC Partner

 

Work Package Description

 

Status

 

Cost Book Value (kEUR)
 

Partner Contact
 

NIK 2 #1

France

LLB

MAGIC - Magnetic Single Crystal Diffractometer - Instrument Concept

Accredited

71.10

Arsen Goukassov

NIK 2 #2 

Italy

National Research Council of Italy

OPUS USANS

Endorsed

50.00

 

NIK 2 #3

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Beam Transport Optimisation for the Extreme Condition Diffractometer

Endorsed

20.00

 

NIK 2 #4

Hungary

Wigner

Miracles at ESS: Optimisations of the back-end of the backscattering instrument

Accredited

14.00

 

NIK 2 #7

France

LLB

VSANS add-on

Accredited

80.30

Sylvain Desert

NIK 3 #1

Estonia

Tartu University

Set-Up for Laser-Neutron Pump-Probe Experiments

Accredited

196.00

 

NIK 3.3 #1

United Kingdom

STFC

User Labs

Endorsed

1 000.00

Marek Jura

NIK 3.3 #2

Estonia

Tartu University

Radiological Materials Glove Boxes for Neutron Scattering Experiments

Approved

70.00

Heisi Kurig

NIK 3.5 #1
 

Norway

Bergen University

DEMAX - Macromolecular Crystallisation

Accredited

305.00

Petri Kursula

NIK 3.6 #2

Estonia

Tartu University

Workplan FLUCO #1 for 2 Gas Process Handling Systems

Approved

440.00

Heisi Kurig

NIK 3.6 #3

Estonia

Tartu University

Laser pump probe follow project Laser Pump Probe 2

Approved

91.00

 

NIK 3.6 #4

Estonia

Tartu University

Humidity chamber for neutron SANS measurements

Approved

120.00

Heisi Kurig

NIK 3.6 #5

Estonia

Tartu University

Stopped flow Unit for neutron SANS measurements

Approved

120.00

Heisi Kurig

NIK 3.6 #6

Estonia

Tartu University

Electrochemistry Cells for Neutron Measurements

Approved

86.00

 

NIK 4 #1

Switzerland

PSI

Experimental Control Software

Approved

748.80

Mark Koennecke

NIK 4 #2

United Kingdom

STFC

Data Reduction and Experiment Control Framework Development

Endorsed

     1 686.00

Debbie Greenfield

NIK 4 #3

United Kingdom

STFC

Data Streaming Infrastructure

Endorsed

1 296.00

Debbie Greenfield

NIK 4 #4

Switzerland

PSI

Data Curation

Approved

654.00

Stephan Egli

NIK 4 #5

Switzerland

PSI

Data Analysis & Modelling Software for Imaging

Approved

470.82

Anders Kaestner

NIK 4 #11

Germany

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Data Analysis & Modelling (FZJ)

Approved

791.00

Joachim Wuttke

NIK 5.2 #2

Italy

National Research Council of Italy

CEMENT4ESS

Endorsed

75.00

 

NIK 5.2 #3

Italy

National Research Council of Italy

CERAMIX4ESS

Endorsed

25.00

 

NIK 5.3 #5

Germany

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Test Package for Linear Motion Technology

Approved

611.00

Klaus Bussmann

NIK 5.2 #7

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Training of Motion Control Engineer (ES)

Endorsed

97.20

 

NIK 5.3 #8

Hungary

Wigner

Training of Motion Control Engineer (HU)

Approved

187.80

 

NIK 5.3 #10

Germany

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Robotics Sample Changer Platform

Approved

677.00

Klaus Bussmann

NIK 5.4 #1

Italy

National Research Council of Italy

GEM Detectors

Endorsed

500.00

 

NIK 5.4 #4

United Kingdom

STFC

Detector Readout

Endorsed

2 600.00

Marcus French

NIK 5.4 #5

Hungary

Center for Energy Research

Optimisation of signal to background ratio for neutron detectors

Accredited

75.00

Szabina Török

NIK 5.4 #10

Hungary 

Center for Energy Research

Detector simulation effort

Approved

60.00

Szabina Török

NIK 5.4 #11

Norway

IFE

Test experiments with neutron instruments at the Jeep II reactor and contribution to the ESS Test  beamline team

Approved

230.00

Bjørn Hauback

NIK 6.3 #1

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Secondment of a mechanical engineer to LOKI

Endorsed

54.00

 

NIK 6.3 #2

United Kingdom

STFC

Instrument LOKI Phase II - IV

Endorsed

10 343.87

Jim Nightingale

NIK 6.4 #1

France

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

NMX Robotic Positioning Systems for Neutron Detectors and Sample

Approved

798.40

Jean-Luc Ferrer

NIK 6.4 #2

Hungary

Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Centre for Energy Research

Optics for NMX

Approved

1 770.50

 

NIK 6.4 #3

France

LLB

NMX Detector Positioning Robot, Preliminary Study

Accredited

56.40

Jean-Luc Ferrer

NIK 6.4 #4

Hungary

Wigner

NMX Chopper system

Approved

357.00

 

NIK 6.4 #5

Hungary

Wigner

Secondment of a mechanical engineer to support the NMX Instrument Design effort

Accredited

182.80

 

NIK 6.4 #6

Hungary

Wigner

NMX Neutron Optics Engineering Design

Approved

30.00

 

NIK 6.4 #7

Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

Detector Electronics for the NMX Detector

Approved

90.00

 

NIK 6.4 #8

Hungary

Center for Energy Research

NMX Shielding System

Approved

160.00

Szabina Török

NIK 6.4 #9

Hungary

Wigner

NMX Control System 
Architecture Study

Accredited

46.00

 

NIK 6.4 #10

Hungary

Wigner

Secondment of an instrument scientist to support the NMX Instrument Construction effort

Approved

80.00

 

NK 6.5 #2

Switzerland

PSI

Phase I and Transition to ODIN

Endorsed

87.00

 

NK 6.5 #3

Germany

Technical University of Munich

Instrument ODIN Phase II-IV

Approved

6 905.00

Aureliano Tartaglione

NK 6.5 #4

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument ODIN Phase II-IV

Endorsed

4 146.00

 

NIK 6.6 #2

Czech Republic

UJF

Instrument BEER Phase I

Accredited

235.85

 

NIK 6.7 #1

France

LLB

Instrument SKADI Phase I

Accredited

200.40

Sebastian Jaksch

NIK 6.7 #3

Germany

Jülich

Instrument SKADI Phase II-IV

Approved

5 466.60

Sebastian Jaksch

NIK 6.7 #4

France

LLB

Instrument SKADI Phase II-IV

Approved

5 434.60

Jacques Jestin

NIK 6.8 #2

France

LLB

Instrument DREAM Phase I

Accredited

75.31

Mikhail Feygenson

NIK 6.8 #3

Germany

Jülich

Instrument DREAM Phase II-IV I

Approved

9 480.94

Mikhail Feygenson

NIK 6.8 #4

France

LLB

Instrument DREAM Phase II-IV I

Approved

2 621.20

Florence Porcher

NIK 6.9 #1

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument ESTIA Phase I

Accredited

530.00

Artur Glavic

NIK 6.9 #2

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument ESTIA Phase II-IV

Approved

11 270.00

Artur Glavic

NIK 6.10 #1

France

LLB

Instrument C-SPEC Phase I

Accredited

212.54

Pascale Deen

NIK 6.10 #3

Germany

Technical University of Munich

Instrument C-SPEC Phase II-IV

Approved

7 978.00

Wiebke Lohstroh

NIK 6.10 #4

France

LLB

Instrument C-SPEC Phase II-IV

Approved

6 374.45

Stéphane Longeville

NIK 6.11 #1

United Kingdom

STFC

Instrument FREIA Construction Phase I

Endorsed

680.00

Hanna Wacklin-Knecht

NIK 6.11 #2

United Kingdom

STFC

Instrument FREIA Phase II-IV

Endorsed

12 654.28

Jim Nightingale

NIK 6.13 #2

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument HEIMDAL Phase I

Endorsed

2.50

 

NIK 6.13 #3

Norway

IFE

Instrument HEIMDAL Phase I

Accredited

45.70

 

NIK 6.13 #4

Norway

IFE

Instrument HEIMDAL Phase II-IV

Approved

3 407.85

Bjørn Hauback

NIK 6.13 #5

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument HEIMDAL Phase II-IV

Endorsed

4 741.05

Michel Kenzelmann

NIK 6.14 #2

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument BIFROST Phase I

Endorsed

8.80

Rasmus Toft-Petersen

NIK 6.14 #4

Hungary

Wigner

Instrument BIFROST Phase I

Accredited

8.80

Rasmus Toft-Petersen

NIK 6.14 #5

Norway

IFE

Instrument BIFROST Phase I

Accredited

60.40

Rasmus Toft-Petersen

NIK 6.14 #6

France

LLB

Instrument BIFROST Phase I

Accredited

50.60

Rasmus Toft-Petersen

NIK 6.14 #9

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument BIFROST Phase II-IV

Endorsed

3 670.60

Christof Niedermayer

NIK 6.14 #10

France

LLB

Instrument BIFROST Phase II-IV

Approved

2 619.30

 

NIK 6.14 #11

Norway

Institute for Energy Technology

Instrument BIFROST Phase II-IV

Approved

1 821.50

Bjørn Hauback

NIK 6.15 #2

Italy

National Research Council of Italy

Instrument T-REX Phase I

Endorsed

102.65

Nicolo Violini

NIK 6.15 #3

Germany

Jülich

Instrument T-REX Phase II-IV

Approved

12 339.35

 

NIK 6.15 #4

Italy

National Research Council of Italy

Instrument T-REX Phase II-IV

Endorsed

4 113.00

 

NIK 6.16 #1

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Instrument MIRACLES Phase I

Endorsed

423.50

Felix Villacorta

NIK 6.16 #3

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Instrument MIRACLES Phase II-IV

Endorsed

11 524.25

Felix Villacorta

NIK 6.17 #1

Italy

National Research Council of Italy

Instrument VESPA Phase I

Endorsed

361.00

Daniele Colognesi

NIK 6.17 #2

United Kingdom

STFC

Instrument VESPA Phase I

Endorsed

20.00

Daniele Colognesi

NIK 6.18 #1

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument MAGIC Phase I

Accredited

98.00

Xavier Fabréges

NIK 6.18 #3

France

LLB

Instrument MAGIC Phase I

Accredited

242.00

Xavier Fabréges

NIK 6.18 #4

France

LLB

Instrument MAGIC Phase II-IV

Approved

6 536.30

Xavier Fabréges

NIK 6.18 #5

Germany

Jülich

Instrument MAGIC Phase II-IV

Approved

3 041.20

Peter Harbott

NIK 6.18 #6

Switzerland

PSI

Instrument MAGIC Phase II-IV

Endorsed

2 095.00

Uwe Filges

NIK 6.24 #1

Hungary

MTA Wigner

Secondment of a Mechanical Engineer

Accredited

27.68

 

 

 

 

NSS TOTAL (kEUR)

 

161080.16

 

Ref.
 

Country
 

IKC Partner
 

Work Package Description
 

Status
 

Cost Book Value (kEUR)

Partner Contact

TIK 2.1

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Target Wheel

Endorsed

8 360.00

Fernando Sordo

TIK 2.2

Czech Republic

UJF

Target He Cooling System

Approved

5 590.00

Jakub Vyvadil

TIK 3.4

Germany

Jülich

NBEX

Approved

4 002.70

Yannick Beßler

TIK 4.2

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Proton Beam Instrumentation Plug

Endorsed

540.00

Fernando Sordo

TIK 4.3

Italy

National Research Council of Italy

Irradiation Module

Endorsed

285.80

Roberto Senesi

TIK 4.4

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Proton Beam Window

Endorsed

890.00

Fernando Sordo

TIK 4.5

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Monolith Vessel

Endorsed

4 680.00

Fernando Sordo

TIK 4.9

Spain

ESS Bilbao Consortium

Tuning Beam Dump

Endorsed

2 480.00

Fernando Sordo

TIK 5.1

Czech Republic

Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS

Primary Water Cooling Systems

Approved

2 491.21

Jakub Vyvadil

TIK 5.2

Czech Republic

Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS

Intermediate Water Cooling  Systems 

Approved

2 588.78

Jakub Vyvadil

TIK 5.3

Czech Republic

Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS

TS HVAC

Approved

7 608.16

Jakub Vyvadil

TIK 6.1

United Kingdom

STFC

Active Cells

Endorsed

25 451.49

Jim Melling

 

 

 

TARGET TOTAL (kEUR)

 

64 968.15

 

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PHOTO: ESS Accelerator Ion Source and Low Energy Beam Transport Line at INFN-LNS (INFN)