The state-of-the-art particle accelerator will be used to generate and study matter that usually only exists in the depths of space. Scientists from all over the world expect that being able to study this matter under laboratory conditions will yield new insights into the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang until today.
PORR’s contract includes construction of a 1.1 km accelerator tunnel and the building elements above it, a transfer building where an underground transfer hall will direct the ray into the accelerator ring and the connected main supply building.
There are a number of challenges involved with this major project: the solid reinforced concrete structure, entailing a specially developed concrete recipe, and the complex construction site logistics involving up to 250 lorry trips each day. The experienced PORR team, comprising PORR Design & Engineering’s Structural Planning and Work Preparation departments and the on-site construction team, is working shoulder-to-shoulder to handle all the challenges and guarantee smooth execution of the project.