Meet The Buyer
Industrial Opportunities in Astronomy
29th June 2016, 17:30, EICC, Edinburgh
You are invited to meet key members of the ESO team and hear about current and future tender opportunities. This meeting will have a particular focus on upcoming contracts in software and control engineering for the European Extremely Large Telescope, but will be of interest to companies from any sector wishing to engage with contract opportunities in big science.
ESO Signs Largest Ever Ground-based Astronomy Contract for E-ELT Dome and Telescope Structure
25th May 2016
At a ceremony in Garching bei München, Germany on 25 May 2016, ESO signed the contract with the ACe Consortium, consisting of Astaldi, Cimolai and the nominated sub-contractor EIE Group, for the construction of the dome and telescope structure of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). This is the largest contract ever awarded by ESO and also the largest contract ever in ground-based astronomy. This occasion saw the unveiling of the construction design of the E-ELT. Construction of the dome and telescope structure will now commence.