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Contractors and Institutions Working for the ELT

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Planned end date

AAVID Thermalloy

M1LCS Cabinets Heat Exchangers

Nov 2020

Dec 2021

Abengoa

Design and construction of the Paranal ELT Technical Facility

Mar 2018

Jul 2019 (completed)

ACe Consortium (Cimolai, Astaldi)

Dome and telescope structure design and construction contract

May 2016

May 2023

AdOptica

M4 mirror phase 1 preliminary design

May 2012

Jan 2015 (completed)

AdOptica

M4 mirror unit final design and manufacturing

Jun 2015

Jan 2023

AGC

Design and manufacturing of M1 mirror coating plants

Jun 2018

Dec 2021

CESA

M1 mirror segment supports design and qualification units

Feb 2015

Oct 2017 (completed)

Cosylab AB

Core integration infrastructure

Jul 2017

Jun 2020

Critical Software

ISVV consultancy services

Jan 2016

Dec 2021

DSV

Freight Forwarding Services

Oct 2020

Jul 2025

Etamax

Dataflow Software Components for the ELT

Nov 2018

Nov 2022

FAMES (FOGALE, Micro-Epsilon)

M1 mirror edge sensors design and manufacturing

Jan 2017

May 2022

Fagerström Industrikonsult AB

Design, manufacture, transport, on-site assembly and verification of the ELT M1 Washing and Stripping Plant

Jan 2020

Jan 2024

FLI

C-RED cameras for the MAORY instrument

Jul 2018

Sep 2020 (completed)

ICAFAL

Road and platform construction

Dec 2013

Feb 2017 (completed)

IDOM

PFS-A main system design and manufacturing

Apr 2018

Feb 2024

INAF

 Main responsible for the MAORY instrument — full list of Consortium partners can be found here

Feb 2016

Aug 2025

ISQ

PA consultancy services

Jan 2016

Dec 2021

MPE

 Main responsible for the MICADO instrument — full list of Consortium partners can be found here

Oct 2015

Mar 2025

NOVA

Main responsible for the METIS instrument — full list of Consortium partners can be found here

Oct 2015

Mar 2026

PI

M1 mirror position actuators

Jun 2017

Sep 2022

PROCON

M1LCS Cabinets Procurement and AIV

Dec 2020

Jul 2022

Ramboll

Consultancy support

Jun 2013

May 2021

SAESA

Electrical power supply 2017 —
Improved energy efficiency 2019 — 2049

 

 

Safran Reosc

M4 mirror shells supply

Jul 2015

Nov 2023

Safran Reosc

M2 mirror and auxiliary equipment supply

Jul 2016

Feb 2024

Safran Reosc

M3 mirror and auxiliary equipment supply

Feb 2017

Sep 2023

Safran Reosc

M1 mirrors polishing

May 2017

Jun 2023

Safran Reosc

M5 mirror blank and polishing

Mar 2019

Sep 2024

Schott

M2 mirror blank supply

Jan 2017

Jan 2019 (completed)

Schott

M3 mirror blank supply

Jan 2017

Jul 2019 (completed)

Schott

M1 mirror blanks supply

May 2017

Sep 2022

SCOR

Construction all risks insurance

Mar 2018

Mar 2026

Sener

M2 and M3 mirror cell design and manufacturing
M5 Cell Design and Manufacturing

Jan 2017
Nov 2019

Jul 2022
Mar 2024

SIEMENS

Supply, and installation of ABC power substations (23kV + 0.4 kV)

Oct 2016

Jul 2018 (completed)

STFC

Main responsible for the HARMONI instrument — full list of Consortium partners can be found here

Oct 2015

Apr 2026

Teledyne

Infrared detectors for the HARMONI, MICADO, METIS instruments
CCD-220 Detectors for MAORY, MICADO, HARMONI, PFS-A, PDS
CCD231-84 detectors

Jul 2018
May 2019
Sep 2019

Jan 2023
May 2021
Jun 2021

TNO

Laser Projection Subunits

Dec 2020

Mar 2025

Toptica

Laser sources

Dec 2017

Dec 2022

VDL

M1 mirror segment supports design and qualification units

Jan 2015

Jul 2017 (completed)

VDL

M1 mirror segment supports series production

Apr 2018

May 2022