Halley 6 Antarctic Project

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Halley 6 Project

Halley 6 is the name given to the British Antarctic Survey research station. The station comprises a number of modules weighing between 150 and 220 tonnes, these are used for science, energy generation, accommodation and recreation. Haley 6 is unique is so far as the entire station is transportable by towing to relocate to another area, and has the ability to raise the modules as snow builds up beneath them. The modules are mounted on legs in which are hydraulic cylinders used to retract the legs enabling a snow platform to be constructed beneath the ski foot on each leg, following which the legs are synchronously extended to raise the module.

Several years ago when with Titan Fluid Power Ltd, we designed and engineered the hydraulic system and legs on which the various modules are supported meeting the specific requirements of load holding, low temperature and environmental concerns.

Due to our earlier success with this project, we were asked to carry out upgrades and load testing to the Module Support Frame used to support the modules during the module raising process. The German manufactured unit was sent directly to us from Antarctica after which the work was carried out and tested to our clients requirements. The unit has since been returned and is now operating safely and correctly in Antarctica.

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