The core facility comprises the mechanical workshops at the department IGV, located in Frescati,  and at AlbaNova (run jointly by the department Fysikum and KTH), located in Albano. The services provided by the new core facility will replace services earlier provided by the central workshop, centralverkstaden, at Frescati Backe, which will be decommissioned during spring of 2021. The new core facility will offer a continued high level of expertise and services in mechanical construction and manufacturing in the same spirit as before. The IGV and AlbaNova workshops will undertake both large and small scale tasks in mechanical construction and manufacturing. The implementation of the organizational structure of the new facility is on-going and will be completed during 2021.  


Under the present up-start period, please contact either Draupnir Einarsson at IGV or Patrik Löfgren at Fysikum for ordering mechanical workshop service.

Workshop at IGV

Svante Arrhenius Väg 6A, contact: Draupnir Einarsson (
Web: Mechanical workshop - Department of Geological Sciences (

Workshop at AlbaNova

Hannes Alfvéns Väg 13, contact: Patrik Löfgren (
web: Technical Division - Mechanics - Department of Physics (

Hourly rate

According to the Faculty decision, the hourly rate is SEK 850, out of which SEK 300 will be subsidized by the Faculty (i.e. the net rate for the ordering department/project will be SEK 550). The department/project will be invoiced the full amount, and has to clear the subsidy with the Faculty.