ESS in Lund was delayed by the pandemic – gets 300 million extra


The government wants to invest an additional SEK 300 million in the research facility ESS in Lund.

The pandemic has led to delays in completion and therefore the government in the budget presented on Tuesday will propose that we invest 300 fresh million, says Minister of Education Anna Ekström (S) during a visit to Lund.

The ESS announced in December that the research facility will not be fully operational until 2027, four years later than the original target picture, and at the same time flagged for significant cost increases.

– My assessment now is that 300 million is what is needed now to continue the completion, says Anna Ekström.

Is this happening at the expense of other research initiatives?

– No, this money comes from the account for municipal adults, where not all the money has been spent.

The first sod for ESS was taken in 2014 and the plant will have the world’s most powerful neutron source when it is ready. Sweden and Denmark are host countries for the ESS, but the ESS Board – formally the ESS Council – has representatives from 13 countries.


Source: Nyteknik – Senaste nytt by www.nyteknik.se.

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