Work has now started in Australia and South Africa on the €2 billion (£1.7 billion) NEC-procured Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO). Due to start operating in 2029, its two arrays of antennas will together form the world’s largest radio telescope observatory. SKAO head of procurement Ian Hastings FCIPS says NEC4 was chosen as it aligned with SKAO’s culture and values, which include a strong focus on collaboration. “The NEC4 suite lends itself extremely well to an international mega-science project, providing grounded flexible contracting solutions based on commercial fairness and a process-driven approach. They are also already being used in South Africa and Australia.” Read more here: #southafrica #australia

Posted by Hawa S at 2023-06-12 09:00:20 UTC