On 23 August, Eric van Walle, SCK•CEN Director-General, and Holger Höltermann, Managing Director of Bevatech, signed a contract for the development of the first phase of the MYRRHA particle accelerator. Bevatech will design and build a prototype of Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and CH cavities for the MYRRHA proton accelerator injector.
Bevatech is a spin-off company of the Institute for Applied Physics (IAP) of the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany). Since 1999, SCK•CEN and the IAP have been working jointly on MYRRHA accelerator as part of Framework Programmes (FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020) of the European Commission.
Bevatech will build the RFQ then design and build a first prototype of CH cavities for the MYRRHA proton accelerator injector. A first prototype will bring protons to an energy level of 5.9 MeV (Megaelectronvolts). A second prototype will be upgraded to reach a higher energy level of 17 MeV.
From left to right:
Holger Höltermann, Managing Director of Bevatech
Eric van Walle, SCK•CEN Director-General