It has been revealed that the British Antarctic Survey has picked BAM to deliver the project to modernise the scientific research stations in the Antarctica.
This exciting project will see BAM construct new buildings and improve the airport hangar and landing strip. As well as this there will be improvements to wharf and slipway facilities at the Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic peninsula, which will accommodate the new polar research vessel being built at Cammell Laird.
The project is set to start in the summer of 2018 and could cost anywhere from £40m up to £100m, with the possibility of the project being extended to 10 years.
This will be a testing environment for any construction professional, as summer temperatures are typically between and +5°C, and in winter range from –5°C and can drop to as low as –20°C. On top of this the site is situated on the coast meaning strong winds for the majority of the year.
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