TITLE

Ice bound

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Great Britain's new base in the harshest environment on Earth will be along the lines of one of the designs. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has unveiled a shortlist of three finalists for the project to build Halley VI, the country's scientific research station that will sit on a floating ice shelf in temperatures as low as -40 degree Celsius. A journal reported that how specialist consortiums of engineering, technology and architectural companies were competing for the contract to replace the existing Halley V base, which is expected to fall victim to the Antarctic's unforgiving environment and split off from the main ice shelf as early as 2010. The BAS wants the new facility to use the best-available technologies to make it practical to build, durable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and, above all, acceptable to the scientists who will spend months at a time inside its walls.
ACCESSION #
15357786

 

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