Jema Energy successfully completes factory acceptance testing on first Klystron modulator for European Spallation Source

In May this year representatives of the Basque Government, ESS Lund and ESS Bilbao visited Jema’s facilities to witness the first factory acceptance tests on the first Klystron modulator for the European Spallation Source (ESS).

The ESS is a scientific facility under construction in the Swedish city of Lund. On completion in 2020 it will be the most powerful facility of its kind in the world. It is a joint project by 14 countries involving investment to the tune of €1.8 billion, and will provide firms and institutions with a top, world-class facility for neutron research.

Basque Government Junior Minister for Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness Estibaliz Hernáez, ESS Lund Head of Power Sources Carlos Martins and ESS Bilbao Executive Director Mario Perez witnessed the factory acceptance testing of the first modulator.

During the visit to the Jema plant in Lasarte-Oria, Carlos Martins presented the basis for the design of the modulator drawn up by ESS Lund and its main advantages over other systems available on the market.