Chilean Industry Day in Antofagasta

3 July 2015

On 15 July 2015, the Chilean Government and ESO will host an industry event for Chilean businesses in Antofagasta, Chile. At the meeting, taking place in Hotel Antofagasta, representatives of interested Chilean companies and institutions will be offered information about ESO, given an introduction to the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) and presented with the opportunities that are available to participate in its industrial activities.

The Antofagasta Region of northern Chile is now renowned for its astronomical significance. It is home to some of the world’s most important telescopes, including the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Very Large Telescope (VLT).

During the course of the industry day, ALMA engineer Nick Whyborn will give a talk on the technical needs of ALMA and Maxime Boccas will address those at the Paranal site. Interested companies will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the technological requirements of ESO, as well as its procurement procedures. There will also be time reserved for one-on-one meetings between the respective representatives.



Arnout Tromp
ESO, Head of Contracts & Procurement
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 32006438

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