Engineering consultancy Ramboll has been made technical adviser to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to support a number of projects in the Antarctic region and the UK.
The company has been appointed by NERC, the Natural Environment Research Council, to provide technical research to develop options for a modernisation programme at Britain’s Antarctic research stations.
As part of a seven-year agreement with NERC, Ramboll will also provide specialist technical advice on building, energy efficiency and logistical projects.
Dave Grove, project director at Ramboll, said:
“We are incredibly excited to be working with such a ground-breaking research organisation. BAS and Ramboll share many goals, including our desire to innovate and collaborate to deliver longstanding solutions that help both people and nature to flourish in our changing world.”
Tim Stockings, BAS director of operations, added:
“The UK Government is making a major investment in Britain’s polar research capability. The commission by NERC of the RRS Sir David Attenborough provides an opportunity to modernise and upgrade our Antarctic infrastructure.
“The appointment of Ramboll brings specialist expertise to our in-house teams. We look forward to working together to develop and deliver well-engineered facilities that meet our shared ambitions for sustainability and excellence.”