A large portion of the ESS €1.843 B construction budget will be realised by means of In-Kind contributions from European Partners.
|The IKC process explained. Click to enlarge.|
As the success of ESS to a great extent depends on schedule performance, in-kind agreements are on the critical path. In total, it is estimated that more than 35% of the €1.843 B ESS construction cost will be supplied through IKCs. In 2015, work packages actively under discussion with potential partners amount to approximately €385 M, 55% of the total estimated in-kind value of ESS.