Halley VI Progress Update

It’s been a long time since the last update, so we thought it’s about time to post some more photos of progress on the project. The clad module and tents survived the winter intact, and progress continues to be made with the remaining cladding panels in Cape Town.

The module and tent after winter
The module and tents after their first winter.

The focus has now shifted to producing the panels for the red central module, and consolidating the panels ready for shipment down to Halley. Here are some photos of the finished panels in Cape Town.

Leg panels lined up ready for packing in Cape Town
Leg panels lined up ready for packing in Cape Town

The large nose cone panels stacked ready for shipping.
The large nose cone panels stacked ready for shipping.

Leg panels for the central module coming off the production line.
Leg panels for the central module coming off the production line.

A trial build of the central module is due to start in Cape Town in July. This will give time to solve any minor issues with the panels and to give the construction team experience of what is involved in less difficult conditions than they will face on the ice shelf.

Next season construction will focus on cladding the remaining blue modules, plus building the steelwork for the large central module. By the end of next season we expect the station to really start to take shape.

Posted by Simon in Construction on April 22nd, 2009