Indian company to deliver two large cleanrooms for the CMS Experiment at CERN
CERN is a large multidisciplinary organisation that requires a wide range of goods and services in order to construct and operate its accelerators, detectors and computing facilities. The Organization places contracts in its Member States and Associate Member States benefitting from the expertise of their industry while attempting to achieve a balanced return among them.
As part of the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) upgrade, the CMS Experiment has developed ambitious new projects to fully exploit the scientific potential of the upgraded LHC. In particular, the existing CMS endcap calorimeters will be replaced by sampling calorimeters (High-Granularity Calorimeter - HGCAL), which will be the first ever large-scale deployment of a highly granular calorimeter in a collider experiment.
On 11th November 2021, CERN and Cadillac Filters PVT, an Indian specialist of clean rooms and HVAC equipment, signed a contract for the design, supply and installation of two modular ISO7 clean rooms. These clean rooms, corresponding to some 400m2 of environmentally-controlled area, will be used for the assembly and testing of the CMS HGCAL detector modules, which will be organised as cassettes tiled with silicon sensors. The final commissioning of the supply is foreseen for the first half of 2022.
“This contract bears great importance to CERN as it will be the first contract involving significant works performed by an Indian company at CERN. It underlines CERN’s commitment to use the industrial capacities of all its Member States and Associate Member States and to ensure a fair return for all of them.” said Anders Unnervik, Head of Procurement and Industrial Services at CERN.
Rajib Kumar Basu, Managing Director at Cadillac Filters PVT, enthusiastically commented:
“Cadillac Filters PVT is thankful to CERN and the Department of Atomic Energy, India for giving us the opportunity to participate in this tender and we are delighted to be awarded this contract. We are excited about this order and we are sure that we will meet all our commitments and perform to the best of our capabilities. We are looking forward to a long term and mutually enriching relationship with CERN.”