Critical Decision 1 approved for FRIB

Dr. Patricia M. Dehmer, DOE Office of Science (DOE-SC) Deputy Director for Science Programs, approved Critical Decision 1 (CD-1) for FRIB this morning following a meeting of the DOE-SC Energy Systems Acquisition Advisory Board. The approval of CD-1 establishes the preferred alternative for FRIB and the associated cost and schedule ranges. The projected total project cost for FRIB at CD-1 is $614.5 million with project completion in the first quarter of 2020. We intend to manage the project to an early completion in late 2018.

With CD-1 received, the FRIB Project can enter the second budget period of the Cooperative Agreement on Oct. 1 and proceed with preliminary design in FY2011/2012.