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 120 collaborating institutions worldwide under the in-kind model.

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 in-kind contributions (IKCs). In particular, significant parts of the scientific instruments, the Target Station, and the Accelerator will be delivered as IKCs. 

ESS ended 2017 with nearly €330 million in signed in-kind agreements, and an additional €220 million in contributions at various stages of agreement. The total of €550 million represents more than 230 contracts with ESS partner institutions.

IKC Agreements

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These are the In-Kind Contribution (IKC) Agreements that have thus far been signed between ESS and its Partners. The agreements listed here have been approved by the ESS In-Kind Review Committee and the ESS Council, representing a total of

€236 548 341

Click on the agreement number to read more about each IKC Work Package.

Ref.

Country

IKC Partner

Work Package  Description 

Cost Book Value (kEUR)

Partner Contact

AIK 2.1 Italy Elettra Linac Magnets 6 785.00 Davide Castronovo

AIK 3.4

France

CEA

Radio-Frequency Quadrupole  

8 710.00

Florence Ardellier

AIK 3.5

Italy

INFN Catania

Ion Source and Low- Energy  Beam Transport  

  4 543.00

Luigi Celona

AIK 3.6

Italy

INFN Legnaro

Drift-Tube Linac with BPMs, BCMs

16 761.00

Andrea Pisent

AIK 4.1

France

CNRS

Spoke Cryomodules

17 451.00

Sébastien Bousson

AIK 5.1

France

CEA

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

4 294.00

Florence Ardellier

AIK 5.2

France

CEA

Elliptical Cryomodules Components Supply

38 618.00

Florence Ardellier

AIK 5.3

France

CEA

Elliptical Cryomodules Engineering and Assembly

19 395.00

Florence Ardellier

AIK 5.5 France CEA Technical assistance in installation and commissioning of the medium and high beta cryomodules 600.00  

AIK 5.6

Italy

INFN Milano

Medium Beta Elliptical Cavities, Fabrication and Testing

11 150.00

Paolo Michelato

AIK 6.1

Poland

NCBJ

Gamma Blockers

136.84

Karol Szymczyk

AIK 7.1

France

CEA

Emittance Measurement Unit for the low energy beam transport

311.00

Florence Ardellier

AIK 7.2

France

CEA

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

78.00

Florence Ardellier

AIK 7.3

France

CEA

Non-invasive profile monitor

1 549.39

Jacques Marroncle

AIK 7.4 Italy Elettra Wire Scanner Acquisition 563.00  

AIK 7.6

Norway

University of Oslo

Beam Diagnostics Imaging Systems

2 041.00

Erik Adli

AIK 7.9

France

CEA

Neutron beam loss monitor

1 180.00

Florence Ardellier

AIK 8.2

Poland

PEG

LLRF System Units

4 877.00

Krzysztof Czuba

AIK 8.4

Hungary

Atomki

RF Local Protection System

2 200.00

Jozsef Molnar

AIK 8.6

Poland

IFJ PAN

RF Installation Phase 1 and Phase II

6 156.00

Dariusz Bocian

AIK 8.7

Poland

Warsaw UT

Phase-Reference Line

1 200.00

Krzysztof Czuba

AIK 10.1

Poland

IFJ PAN

Manpower for cryomodule tests in Lund

5 724.00

Dariusz Bocian

AIK 11.1

Poland

Wroclaw UT

Cryogenic distribution line, elliptical linac and test stand

6 650.00

Jaroslaw Polinski

AIK 11.2

France

CNRS

Cryogenic Distribution Line; Spoke Linac

2 448.00

Patxi Duthil

AIK 11.3

Poland

Wroclaw UT

Cryogenic distribution line, test stand

540.00

Jaroslaw Polinski

AIK 14.1

Norway

Bergen University

Ion source expert

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

50.00

Dmitri Vinnikov

AIK 17.2 Italy Elettra-INFN

Power Converters for Magnets to the ESS Linac

2 580.00  

AIK 17.3

Poland

IFJ PAN

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

664.20

Dariusz Bocian

AIK 17.7 Italy Elettra-INFN Spoke RF Power Stations 19 451.00  

 

 

 

ACCSYS TOTAL

€186,922,430

 

Ref. Country IKC Partner Work Package Description Cost Book Value (kEUR) Partner Contact

IIK 01

France

CEA

Controls for ESS warm linac Proton Source and LEBT

850.00

Françoise Gougnaud

IIK 05

France

CEA

Controls for RFQ

768.00

Françoise Gougnaud

IIK 14.3.2 #2

Norway

IFE

Alarms Management

143.00

Jon Kvalem

IIK 14.3.2 #3 Norway IFE Client software development for the integrated control system (Logbook and Alarms) 281.00 John Hulsund
IIK 14.4 #6 Switzerland PSI Digital Controller Board Development 4 004.70 Markus Janousch

IIK 14.4 #8

Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

EPICS EtherCAT driver/slave development

564.00

Ants Koel

IIK 14.4.2 #3 Estonia Tallinn University of Technology FPGA IOC 450.00 Ants Koel
IIK 14.4.3 #1 Poland Łódź University of Technology

IPMI EPICS BLM & RTM Software and Firmware Development

450.00  
IIK 14.5 Switzerland ZHAW Machine Protection and Personnel Safety Core Components 2 700.00 Christian Hilbes

IIK 14.7.1

Norway

IFE

Main Control Room Conceptual Design

250.00

Jon Kvalem

IIK 14.7.1 #2

Norway

IFE

Control Room Stage 2 Design

485.00

Jon Kvalem

IIK 14.7.1 #3 Norway IFE Control Room Stage 3 Implementation 465.00 Jon Kvalem
IIK 14.7.2 #1 Norway IFE Server and Storage 700.00 Jon Kvalem

IIK 14.7.3 #1

Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

Cybersecurity assessment, development, training & Risk Assessment

150.00

Andro Kull

IIK 14.7.3 #2

Norway

IFE

ICS Network

1 529.00

Jon Kvalem

IIK 14.10.5 #1 Italy INFN-Legnaro DTL Control Systems 480.00  

IIK 17.3.2 #1

Norway

IFE

ICS Logbook management

122.00

Jon Kvalem

     

ICS TOTAL

€14,391,704

 
Ref. Country IKC Partner Work Package Description Cost Book Value (kEUR) Partner Contact

NIK 2 #4

Hungary

Wigner

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

14.00

Daniel Csanády

NIK 3 #1 Estonia Tartu University Set-Up for Laser-Neutron Pump-Probe Experiments 196.00 Jörg Pieper
NIK 3.3 #2 Estonia Tartu University Radiological Materials Glove Boxes for Neutron Scattering Experiments 70.00 Heisi Kurig

NIK 3.5 #1

Norway

Bergen University

DEMAX - Macromolecular Crystallisation

305.00

Petri Kursula

NIK 3.6 #2

Estonia

Tartu University

Gas Handling Systems

400.00

Heisi Kurig

NIK 3.6 #3

Estonia

Tartu University

Laser pump probe follow project LLP 2 (Laser Pump Probe 2)

91.00

Jörg Pieper

NIK 3.6 #4 Estonia Tartu University Humidity chamber for neutron SANS measurements 120.00 Heisi Kurig
NIK 3.6 #5 Estonia Tartu University Stopped flow Unit for neutron SANS measurements 120.00 Heisi Kurig
NIK 4 #1 Switzerland PSI Experimental Control Software 748.80  
NIK 4 #4 Switzerland PSI Data Curation 654.00 Stephan Egli
NIK4 #5 Switzerland PSI

Data Analysis & Modelling Software for Imaging

470.83  

NIK 5.3 #8

Hungary

Wigner

Secondment of a Motion Control Engineer (HU)

187.80

Daniel Csanády

NIK 5.4 #5

Hungary

Center for Energy Research

Optimisation of signal to background ratio for neutron detectors

75.00

Felician Gergely

NIK 5.4 #10

Hungary 

Center for Energy Research

Detector simulation effort

60.00

Felician Gergely

NIK 5.4 #11 Norway IFE Test experiments with neutron instruments at the Jeep II reactor and contribution to the ESS Test  beamline team 230.00 Bjørn C. Hauback
NIK 6.4 #3 France LLB NMX Detector Positioning Robot, Preliminary Study 56.40 Jean-Luc Ferrer

NIK 6.4 #4

Hungary

Wigner

NMX Chopper system

357.00

Daniel Csanády

NIK 6.4 #5

Hungary

Wigner

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

182.80

Daniel Csanády

NIK 6.4 #6

Hungary

Wigner

NMX Neutron Optics Engineering Design

55.00

Daniel Csanády

NIK 6.4 #8

Hungary

Center for Energy Research

NMX Shielding System

160.00

Felician Gergely

NIK 6.4 #9

Hungary

Wigner

NMX Control System 
Architecture Study

46.00

Daniel Csanády

NIK 6.4 #10 Hungary Wigner

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

80.00  

NIK 6.6 #2

Czech Republic

UJF

Instrument BEER Phase I

235.85

Premysl Beran

NIK 6.9 #1 Switzerland PSI Instrument ESTIA Phase I 530.00 Artur Glavic
NIK 6.9 #2 Switzerland PSI Instrument ESTIA Phase II-IV 11 270.00 Artur Glavic

NIK 6.13 #3

Norway

IFE

Instrument HEIMDAL Phase I

45.70

Bjørn C. Hauback

NIK 6.14 #4

Hungary

Wigner

Instrument BIFROST Phase I

8.80

Daniel Csanády

NIK 6.14 #5

Norway

IFE

Instrument BIFROST Phase I

60.40

Bjørn C. Hauback

NIK 6.24 #1 Hungary MTA Wigner Secondment of a Mechanical Engineer 27.68  

NIK 13.3 #2

Estonia

Tartu University

Radiological Materials Glove Boxes for Neutron Scattering Experiments

70.00

Heisi Kurig

NIK 17.1

Estonia

Tartu University

Set-Up for Laser-Neutron Pump-Probe Experiments

196.00

Jörg Pieper

     

NSS TOTAL

€16,956,060

 
Ref. Country IKC Partner Work Package Description Cost Book Value (kEUR) Partner Contact

TIK 2.2

Czech Republic

UJF

Target He Cooling System

5 590.00

Petr Lukáš

TIK 5.1

Czech Republic

UJF

Primary Water Cooling Systems

2 491.21

Petr Lukáš

TIK 5.2

Czech Republic

UJF

Intermediate Water Cooling  Systems 

2 588.78

Petr Lukáš

TIK 5.3

Czech Republic

UJF

TS HVAC

7 608.16

Petr Lukáš

   

 

TARGET TOTAL

€18,278,150

 

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