Danish engineering company’s French subsidiary wins large project with ESS In-Kind Partner

40 years ago, the Danish engineering company INTERTEC founded the subsidiary B&S International France, which was the start of a long-term partnership with CERN. The company recently won a three-year contract with a French In-Kind partner to ESS.

In June 2018, B&S International France was nominated by CEA for the assembly contract of 30 cryomodules for the ESS in Sweden, as part of CEA’s role as In-Kind partner to the ESS project. The project will start in the autumn 2018 and is planned for a duration of more than three years.

- The first six months of the project will be a start-up phase in which our personnel will be trained by experienced CEA staff. Onwards, we will we will gradually take over the assembly processes, and by the assembly of the third cryomodule, we plan to be fully capable of managing the rest of the assemblies, says Christian Jensen, CEO hos B&S International France/Bruun & Sorensen Suisse.

The key competence areas, which B&S will utilise in the work with CEA are industrialisation processes, quality procedures, clean room ISO4, titanium and SS welding, alignment, vacuum testing, and a large cascade of high-tech accelerator components.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the collaboration between B&S International France and CERN. Over the years, the engineers and technicians of B&S have worked closely with CERN and, together with a consortium of two French companies, B&S won a major assignment on superconducting magnets for the Large Hadron Collider back in 2002.

- The experience from CERN will be very valuable for our engineers when the work at CEA begins. In fact, two of our employees, who currently work with CERN, will join the start-up phase work at CEA, says Christian Jensen.

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