See the science lab on skis MCT Brattberg helped construct in Antarctica

The British Antarctic Survey used an MCT Brattberg cable entry system to ensure the scientists in their cutting edge research lab stay comfortable. The system connects the 12 modules while keeping out the unforgiving Antarctic elements – including temperatures down to -56C.

The cable entry system allows staff to easily add and remove cables without compromising the seal, as required by their research. Lycron insert blocks provide exceptional insulation that prevents thermal transfer from outside in.

The Halley VI’s staff members move between modules through enclosed walkways, visiting a social hub and silent observation room when they aren’t working. The lab took eight years to design and four years to build, due to the limited nine-week window during the Antarctic summer when construction was possible. Research is now ongoing to learn more about Earth’s climate, atmosphere and magnetic field.

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