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Engineer ties up partnership

Sweco secures deal on Antarctic survey

Sweco, the engineering, environmental and design consultancy, has secured a partnership deal to provide design and construction services for the modernisation of research facilities in the Antarctic.

It is tying up with BAM which has been appointed to the British Antarctic Survey, a £100 million programme, commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council.

This will take place over the next ten years and will enable British scientists to continue vital research into major issues facing the planet. 

Sweco’s Edinburgh office will be leading the project.

Iain Scott, director of transportation, said: “Each stage of the modernisation work over the coming years will pose a number of significant challenges and will require a diverse range of skills, including civil and structural engineering, building services, energy and environment sectors.” 

The initial phase of the project will be the upgrading of the existing wharf at the BAS Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula (pictured) to accommodate the RRS Sir David Attenborough research vessel.

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