WorkMobile Powers Antarctica Project
Construction and civil engineering specialists, BAM Nuttall, will be developing a new wharf in the Antarctic, as part of a £100m upgrade of the Rothera research station. BAM Nuttall selected WorkMobile's award-winning solution to assist with a new project in the Antarctic.
Rob Youster, director of ICT at BAM Nuttall, said: “In my 30-year career at BAM Nuttall this has been my most challenging and exciting ICT project. A first for my team too – we had to configure and design a computer environment for our Antarctica project in the South Pole.
“With the lack of internet connection at this location and site personnel being on-site for six to ten months, the team had to produce something unique. My team worked on various designs but eventually created a robust, secure, mobile data centre that would work in this potentially hostile environment."
“Once the designs were approved, we then needed a preferred supplier that was willing to be flexible in its approach, including its engagement with the client and its data capture solution. WorksMobile was that supplier and ensured the project had what was needed, they worked well with our project teams and met our stringent security requirements. Both BAM Nuttall and WorksMobile have produced a unique and one-off solution that may as well have been on planet Mars.”