Halley VI Research Station – Manufactured By Petrel Engineering
Cape Town based Petrel Engineering, a subsidiary of The Elgin Group, manufactured the Halley VI Research Station – specifically designed and intended for arctic research purposes. Halley is the first fully relocatable research station in the world. The state-of-the-art research facility is segmented into eight modules, each sitting atop ski-fitted, hydraulic legs. The hydraulic legs can be individually raised to overcome snow accumulation and each module towed independently to a new location. The central red module contains the communal areas for dining and recreation, while the blue modules provide accommodation, laboratories, offices, generators, an observation platform and many other facilities. Science at Halley VI provides vital information for a global understanding of ozone depletion, polar atmospheric chemistry, sea-level rise and climate change. The station operates throughout the year with a maximum population of 70 in the summer and an average of 16 over winter.