The European Spallation Source, ESS, in Lund, Sweden, will be a world-leading multidisciplinary research centre based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. This is a massive project that spans across several disciplines and is being carried with the help Sweco.
Assignment: World-leading multidisciplinary research centre
Location: Lund, Sweden
Area of operation: Building service systems, project management, 3D visualisation, geotechnical engineering, environmental permitting and safety systems.
Sweco’s assignment includes detail planning of ESS’s large cooling system and designing it in such a way that a large amount of energy can be recovered and reused for district heating. Through these measures, the facility will be able to recover more than 40 MW, which is equal to the annual electricity requirement for around 10,000 single-family homes.
Several of Sweco’s areas of operation are taking part in work on ESS, such as building service systems, project management, 3D visualisation, geotechnical engineering, environmental permitting and safety systems. Fire and risk experts from Sweco have performed an overall risk assessment.
Sweco has been active in the assignment since 2008.