Antarctic survey technical advisor framework, Warrington

19 January, 2017 | 18:00 - 21:00

The Sir David Attenborough research ship.
The Sir David Attenborough research ship.

About this event

Government investment in the new ship includes funding for a series of projects to improve and modernise Antarctic research stations and infrastructure. Appointed by NERC to provide BAS with specialist engineering and consultancy services for seven years, Ramboll is initially undertaking technical research to develop options for the replacement or upgrade of existing wharf and jetties at BAS Antarctic and subantarctic research stations to enable safe and efficient berthing and mooring of the new ship and its cargo tender.

Ramboll is also providing specialist technical advice to the team responsible for relocating BAS’s Halley Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf and on a number of other building, energy efficiency and logistical projects, drawing on Ramboll’s experience of infrastructure projects in the Arctic and Antarctic.

This exciting role presents various engineering challenges given the Antarctic continent is the coldest, driest, highest and windiest on the planet, and construction season usually only runs from December through to March. The multidisciplinary team at Ramboll will be carrying out surveys and onsite support in the world’s most harsh climate with temperatures ranging from 5oC to -60oC.

Parking for this event is free. Please ensure to get your parking ticket validated by a member of staff on arrival.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Antje Budge
t: 07866 033 143
e: antje.budge@hotmail.co.uk

Speakers

Anthony McGlory BEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE LCC AP(Pet) Building Services Engineering Director, Ramboll

Tony is a Building Services Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in design, management and co-ordination of complex engineering projects, both in the UK and abroad. He is an Accredited Low Carbon Consultant and has considerable experience of building thermal analysis.

Tony is a Director of Ramboll UK and is responsible for the Building Services Engineering team in the Chester office. He has been responsible for designing some of Ramboll UK’s most sustainable and unique low carbon projects, he is also leads the building services team responsible for both engineering system design and energy efficiency for Ramboll UK’s framework with British Antarctic Survey.

David Grove BEng (Hons) FIStructE CENg , Project Director, Ramboll

For the last 35 years David has worked for contractors, specialists and consultants and has been involved in the successfully delivery of a wide range of projects both in the UK and overseas. His experience ranges from royal palaces to primary schools, 100m tall towers to historic glass houses and everything in-between. He has served as a trustee for the Institution of Structural Engineers and was the Honorary Secretary for the North Wales and Chester Division for 20 years.

David is currently a Director at Ramboll and is responsible for the multi-disciplinary team working for British Antarctic Survey. Ramboll has been awarded a seven year framework where they are working on a host of projects in the Antarctic and the UK. Initial projects include technical research to develop options for the replacement or upgrade of existing wharf and jetties at BAS Antarctic and subantarctic research stations. The work will enable safe and efficient berthing and mooring of the new ship and its cargo tender, which is due for completion in 2019, marking a significant milestone in the framework.

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