FRIB Project marks 50-percent completion

The FRIB Project has hit a significant milestone—50-percent completion.

The FRIB Project began in 2008 when the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science awarded the project to MSU. In August 2013, the DOE-SC approved Critical Decision 2/3a (project baseline and start of civil construction). Civil construction began in March 2014 as part of the groundbreaking ceremony, and technical construction began in October 2014.

Civil construction is now 10 weeks ahead of schedule, with the front-end building—which is where the beam will start—being more than a year ahead of schedule. The project team is preparing to move technical equipment into the front-end building in 2016, and will make the first beam in 2016—12 months earlier than planned.

The project is scheduled for completion in fiscal year 2021.