Designed on skids to be relocated when built in 2012, now there was a sense of urgency to move the vital research station. Would the system work?
British Antarctic Survey (BAS), supported by technical advisors, Ramboll, has successfully relocated the Halley VI Research Station to its new home on the Brunt Ice Shelf and all team members have now left the research station for the winter.
Operational teams, including Ramboll’s Ben Rowe, spent 13 weeks moving each of the station’s eight modules 23km upstream of a previously dormant ice chasm. The station is now ready for re-occupation at the end of the Antarctic winter (November 2017).
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