Construction firm Skanska has inked a contract with European Spallation Source (ESS) to construct the third phase of an advanced research facility in Lund, Sweden.
The contract, valued at SEK2.5bn ($271M), will be executed by Skanska Sweden (75%) in collaboration with Skanska UK (25%). The scope of the work includes the construction of a target building, experimental halls, laboratories, and a number of adjoining buildings, as well as installations in several buildings.
In 2014, Skanska and ESS signed a cooperation agreement for the entire construction project and a design contract for the first stage, which involved ground works, accelerator tunnel and a number of adjoining buildings.
The second stage, which was signed in 2015, includes installations in a number of buildings, substations and transformers, ground works including piling, landscape works and concrete works to the target building and experimental halls.
Construction work is expected to be completed in 2020 and the research facility will be ready during 2023.