European Spallation Source Project

The €2bn European Spallation Source is one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects being built today. The facility design and construction includes the most powerful linear proton accelerator ever built comprising a 4-tonne helium-cooled tungsten target wheel, 22 state-of-the-art neutron instruments, a suite of laboratories, a supercomputer for data management and a software development centre.

The ESS is being built on the outskirts of Lund in Sweden and Tyréns have been providing a range of consultancy services since 2012 including geotechnical, structural and environmental. One of Tyréns first appointments was to produce a detailed EIA and related studies for the facility. Our EIA scope included risk, storm water, noise, environment, traffic, air quality, contaminated land, social, cultural heritage and geotechnics. Of particular importance during the study was the social, economic and visual impacts from the development due to its close proximity to Lund.


Client: Municipality of Lund
Project Value: €2bn
Completion: 2023