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BAM lands £100m upgrade for polar research station

Construction workers from BAM are set to face some tough working conditions as they have been selected to work with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on the modernisation of its research facilities.

BAM has teamed up with design consultant Sweco for the project, which will enable British scientists to continue conducting specialist research into environmental sciences and climate change.

Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), this UK partnership will last between seven and 10 years and is worth an estimated £100m.

One of the first projects to be undertaken is the redevelopment of the wharf at the BAS Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. This is part of the enhancement of polar facilities to accommodate the new polar research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough (aka Boaty McBoatface).

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