British Antarctic Survey

A contract to modernise UK Antarctic and other research facilities, enabling British scientists to continue delivering world class research into some of the most important issues facing our planet. BAM Nuttall and BAM International have teamed up with major European design consultants Sweco to assist with project delivery.

One of the first projects to be undertaken is the construction of the new wharf, storage and living quarters at Rothera. Wiith its relatively accessible position on the Antarctic Peninsula, it is a gateway for UK science operations deep in Antarctica.

The wharf redevelopment is required to accommodate the new state-of-the-art polar research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Other Antarctic development projects that will be undertaken include modernising buildings and facilities at BAS research stations on Signy Island (South Orkney Islands), Bird Island (South Georgia) and at King Edward Point (South Georgia).

Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), this long-term UK partnership will last between 7-10 years and is worth an estimated approximately €120 million (£100 million).


For more information about the British Antarctic Survey project, please contact the BAM International head office in the Netherlands.