Calls for Tender from throughout Europe for Commissions for the Construction of FAIR

Funding provided by the German Research Ministry

Calls for Tender from throughout Europe for Commissions for the Construction of FAIR

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has approved approximately €200 million in funding for the construction of the FAIR facility. Thanks to the approval of the funding, FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung can now begin to award construction commissions, e.g. for the tunnel of the approximately 1.1-kilometer-long underground ring accelerator, as well as for other buildings and infrastructure measures. Calls for tender have recently been made throughout Europe for the excavation work and the shoring. They will be followed by additional calls for tender. If the tendering process runs smoothly, the construction work could begin in mid-2017.
Around 3,000 scientists from all over the world will be able to conduct top-level research at FAIR. Their outstanding experiments will generate new fundamental insights into the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe. Alongside Germany, FAIR’s shareholders are the countries Finland, France, India, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, and Slovenia. The United Kingdom is an associated partner.
The team of ion42 [DGI Bauwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH and schneider+schumacher] is responsible for the design and construction of  FAIR [Facility for Antiproton Ion Research].