ECIL to supply equipment to Germany

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Hyderabad-based Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), a public sector enterprise under the Department of Atomic Energy, will supply ultra stable power converters for the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), which is coming up near Frankfurt in Germany with international collaboration, according to a press release.

According to the report, FAIR is similar to the large hadron collider (LHC), Geneva, that grabbed headlines this year by announcing the existence of a sub-atomic Boson, and aims to explore the properties of the building blocks of matter and understand how they evolved into more complex forms, states the release.

ECIL is signing an MoU for this purpose on Saturday with Kolkata-based Bose Institute, which has been designated as the Indian shareholder in the FAIR company and the nodal Indian institute for management of FAIR programme from India. The institute had invited bids for supply of this equipment last year.

While the country had committed to contribute around Euro 36 million to this programme, ECIL would be supplying Euro 7.5 million (around Rs 50 crore) worth of ultra stable power converters that power the super conducting magnets that bend the high energy particle beams in the upcoming facility, according to a press release.

Previously ECIL had supplied a variety of power systems to LHC as well.

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