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

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These are the In-Kind Contribution (IKC) Agreements that have so 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

€238 136 341

Click on the categories below to see the respective IKC Work Package list.

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 3.4
 

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 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 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

Frank 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 8.2
 

Poland

PEG

LLRF System Units

Approved
 

4 877.00

Krzysztof Czuba

AIK 8.4

Hungary

Atomki

RF Local Protection System

Approved
 

2 200.00

Beata Kiraly

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
 

1 200.00

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 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 2 580.00 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 17.7 Italy Elettra-INFN Spoke RF Power Stations Approved 19 451.00 Cristina Pasotti

 

 

 

ACCSYS TOTAL

 

€186,922,430

 

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 450.00  
IIK 14.4.3 #1 Poland Łódź University of Technology

IPMI EPICS BLM & RTM Software and Firmware Development

Approved 450.00  
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 14.10.5 #1 Italy INFN-Legnaro DTL Control Systems Approved 480.00 Andrea Pisent

IIK 17.3.2 #1

Norway

IFE

ICS Logbook management

Accredited

122.00

 

     

ICS TOTAL

 

€14,391,704

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

NIK 2 #4

Hungary

Wigner

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

Accredited

14.00

 

NIK 3 #1 Estonia Tartu University Set-Up for Laser-Neutron Pump-Probe Experiments Accredited 196.00  
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

Gas Handling Systems

Approved

400.00

Heisi Kurig

NIK 3.6 #3

Estonia

Tartu University

Laser pump probe follow project LLP 2 (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 4 #1 Switzerland PSI Experimental Control Software Approved 748.80 Mark Koennecke
NIK 4 #4 Switzerland PSI Data Curation Approved 654.00 Stephan Egli
NIK 4 #5 Switzerland PSI

Data Analysis & Modelling Software for Imaging

Approved 470.83  
NIK 4 #11 Germany Forschungszentrum Jülich Data Analysis & Modelling (FZJ) Approved 791.00 Joachim Wuttke
NIK 5.3 #5 Germany Forschungszentrum Jülich Test Package for Linear Motion Technology Approved 331.00 Klauss Bussmann

NIK 5.3 #8

Hungary

Wigner

Secondment of a Motion Control Engineer (HU)

Approved

187.80

 

NIK 5.3 #10 Germany Forschungszentrum Jülich Robotics Sample Changer Platform Approved 466.00 Klauss Bussmann

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 C. Hauback
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

55.00

 

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  

NIK 6.6 #2

Czech Republic

UJF

Instrument BEER Phase I

Accredited

235.85

 

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 6.13 #3

Norway

IFE

Instrument HEIMDAL Phase I

Accredited

45.70

 

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 6.24 #1 Hungary MTA Wigner Secondment of a Mechanical Engineer Accredited 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 Status Cost Book Value (kEUR) Partner Contact

TIK 2.2

Czech Republic

UJF

Target He Cooling System

Approved

5 590.00

Jakub Vyvadil

TIK 5.1

Czech Republic

UJF

Primary Water Cooling Systems

Approved

2 491.21

Jakub Vyvadil

TIK 5.2

Czech Republic

UJF

Intermediate Water Cooling  Systems 

Approved

2 588.78

Jakub Vyvadil

TIK 5.3

Czech Republic

UJF

TS HVAC

Approved

7 608.16

Jakub Vyvadil

   

 

TARGET TOTAL

 

€18,278,150

 

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