An announcement from the Project Manager, Joar Brynnel:
As with numerous other projects, the restrictions caused by Corona did not leave 4MOST unscathed. In spite of diligent efforts we have incurred schedule delays, not the least for engineers and technicians working on site in integration facilities. In addition, we have experienced numerous delivery delays from vendors and manufacturers. In aggregation, this has led to an updated top-level schedule with the following new dates: Preliminary Acceptance Europe (PAE) is now scheduled for October 2022 (delayed by 8 months), while Preliminary Acceptance Chile (PAC) is now scheduled for August 2023 (delayed by 9 months).
Consortium members can download the updated top-level schedule from DocuShare.