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Blog from the Hally VI station in Antarctica

Faber Maunsell's Danny Wood has arrived at the Halley V base on the Antarctic shelf to build the new Halley VI base.

The first 10 to 12 week first construction season, which depends on sea ice conditions, will focus on:

Delivery of majority of the largely prefabricated components for Halley VI
Set up construction camp
Deliver space frames across ice
Install hydraulic legs
Install floor prefabricated cassettes, all prefabricated pod rooms, all primary plant and all primary services distribution
Superstructure steel
Commence cladding installation
"winterise", or make safe for leaving over winter, at season's end

The construction will be completed in the second season, next year, with commissioning and occupation the following year.

Contractors Morrison (Falklands) Ltd, a part of Galliford Try, are on target to complete all planned work this season.

According to Faber Maunsell's Peter Ayers, "Things are going very well and it is really pleasing to see our design concepts, which were just sketches on a piece of paper two years ago, being acted out for real in a manner which so precisely matches the original concept."

Catch up with Danny's blog.

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