Project Manager AIMP Rothera Renewable Energy
The Rothera Renewable Energy Project is a key part of enabling the realisation of the sustainability strategy for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Rothera is the main science and logistics station for BAS and is currently undergoing a large, transformational change programme called the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Project (AIMP) covering all aspects of infrastructure and sustainability. The programme is expected last in excess of 10 years.
As part of that programme team, I am responsible for managing the Rothera Renewable Energy Project which involves transitioning Rothera station to renewable energy systems. The project, which is aligned to the RIBA Plan of Works, is currently in Work Stage 1 which involves developing the project brief, undertaking feasibility studies, gathering site information, developing the programme of works and establishing the project budget.
I am also the Environmental Lead for the wider programme which includes ensuring compliance with the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty and embedding the UKRI sustainability strategy in all of the AIMP projects. Progressing towards our carbon net zero targets is a key part of this work but we are also focussing on healthy working, water, energy, innovative design, resilient communities, procurement & resource use, climate change and interaction with the Antarctic environment.