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Italy to finance ESS


Italy will contribute with SEK 999 million to the construction of the European Spalliation Source in Lund.

The amount is equivalent to six percent of the total cost which now is estimated to EUR 1.8 billion. Spain and France have previously announced that the two countries also will contribute.

Sweden, Denmark and Norway will together pay 50 percent of the costs. In total, 17 countries share the financing and according to the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research the last agreements are under final negotiations.

ESS will be a multidisciplinary scientific research centre harnessing the world’s most powerful neutron source in an area of two square kilometres in north-west Lund.