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    Signature(s)

    Amount
    € 200,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    Denmark : € 50,000,000
    Sweden : € 150,000,000
    Services : € 200,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    27/05/2020 : € 12,500,000
    31/05/2021 : € 12,500,000
    29/11/2016 : € 25,000,000
    27/05/2020 : € 37,500,000
    31/05/2021 : € 37,500,000
    29/11/2016 : € 75,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    4 July 2016
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 29/11/2016
    20160569
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    EUROPEAN SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE - ESS
    EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ERIC
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 200 million
    EUR 1843 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    • Services - Professional, scientific and technical activities
    Description
    Objectives

    Construction and operation of a multi-disciplinary research laboratory in Lund, Sweden, based on the world's most powerful neutron source

    The European Spallation Source (ESS) will create a pan-European research infrastructure that will serve a community of 5 000 researchers across numerous research areas such as new materials (nanomaterials), energy and climate (fuel cells, batteries, biofuels, solar energy and superconductors), health (tissues, proteins, enzymes and other complex biological materials), engineering (catalysers, aeroplane wings, automobile engines), chemistry (environmentally friendly detergents, paints, cleaners and lubricants), or environmental technology (improved knowledge of water treatment and cleaner industrial processes). The ESS is one of the strategic research infrastructure projects under the "Excellent Science" programme of Europe's Horizon 2020 strategy.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    The facility will require permits in line with the Swedish Radiation Protection Act, the Swedish Environmental Code and the Swedish Planning & Building Act. Radiation protection and safety will be carefully monitored by the regulatory authorities. The status of the authorisations will be assessed during appraisal of the project. Research infrastructure is not specifically mentioned in Directive 2011/92/EU on environmental impact assessment (EIA), though due to its size, the project could be covered by Annex II of the directive in relation to urban development. The Bank's services will verify during appraisal whether an EIA is required for any component of the project.

    The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Dir. 2004/18/EC and Dir. 2007/66/EC), with publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU, as and where required. Procurement issues will be reviewed during appraisal.

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE - ESS
    Publication Date
    15 Dec 2016
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    68948042
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20160569
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE - ESS - Deldom
    Publication Date
    12 Sep 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    86842348
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20160569
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE - ESS - Tillstånd - Strålsäkerhetsmyndighetens beslut
    Publication Date
    12 Sep 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    86846376
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20160569
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE - ESS - Permit - The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority Decision
    Publication Date
    12 Sep 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    86848909
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20160569
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE - ESS - Dom
    Publication Date
    12 Sep 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    86847504
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20160569
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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