The European Commission approved the second phase of the ‘Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics’ (ELI-NP) project that under implementation in Magurele, with over 140 million euro allocated from the European Regional Development Fund for the continuation of the works started in 2013.
The second phase of the Magurele-based project is co-financed under the 2014 – 2020 Competitiveness Operational Programme and involves the completion of construction works, the procurement and installation of the the scientific research equipment, including a high-power laser system and a gamma ray system until 2018, the release mentions.
In early February European Commissioner Corina Cretu approved the first phase of the project, included in the 2007 – 2013 budget. Eligible expenses amounted to 136.4 million euros, of which 116.3 million (85 percent) from the European Regional Development Fund, said the cited source.
ELI-NP is part of the pan-European ELI high-power laser project developed in Romania, the Czech Republic and Hungary.