Davis & Musgrove Ltd supports M5Tec in an engineering role with M5Tec on a European Spallation Source framework agreement

Davis & Musgrove Ltd has been selected for an engineering position on a European Spallation Source (ESS) framework with M5Tec for suppling expertise on neutron target engineering, accelerator experience, and mechanical design engineering. This framework enables us to support M5Tec in supplying our expertise and assist with the development of ESS as a world-leading research facility in Europe.

“Working on such a technically and scientifically demanding project is something that our company is known for – we work on solving the major engineering challenges in fusion, fission, and scientific experiments, now with ESS. We look forward to supporting M5Tec in the engineering challenges that lie ahead.”
~ Dr Thomas Davis, Director of Davis & Musgrove Ltd.

European Spallation Source. Credit: Perry Nordeng/ESS

ESS is one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects being built today. ESS is a multi-disciplinary research facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron spallation source.
Photo credit: Perry Nordeng/ESS

The facility design and construction include the most powerful linear proton accelerator ever built, a helium-cooled tungsten target wheel, state-of-the-art neutron instruments, a suite of laboratories, and a supercomputing data management and software development centre. The construction of the facility began in 2014.

Design, construction and fitting-out activities continue today in different stages whereas the planning for the ESS user programme is also ongoing. Scientists and engineers from more than 100 partner laboratories are working on the design, manufacturing, delivery and installation on the many advanced technical components of the ESS facility.

M5tec are a multidisciplined provider of Design Engineering, Technical Services and Turnkey Solutions. They have an excellent track record of providing their services to high assurance industries such as Nuclear Decommissioning, Fusion Energy, Subsea remote operations, and Renewables. They have a knowledgeable background in remote handling in hazardous environments and an innovative approach to design engineering.

“Winning this framework with ESS will help us push towards our goal of becoming one of the UK’s number one providers of engineering solutions to high assurance industries. Having Davis & Musgrove partner with us on this framework was an easy decision as their skills and knowledge complement our own perfectly. We look forward to working with Davis & Musgrove to provide engineering consultancy to ESS.”
~ Craig Chalder, Managing Director of M5tec


Davis & Musgrove Ltd develops novel technologies for fusion energy, holds expertise in advanced nuclear energy, and supports the defence industry. We also provide technical and regulatory-based consultancy. We are expanding at a fast pace in the energy and defence sectors. Through collaboration with industry, academia, and government, the company has expanded into patent and product development in fusion technology, as well as expanding its services into defence & energy strategy.

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