Designing, planning and construction for a wharf at Rothera, Antartica

Stewart Craigie will give a presentation describing the very unique aspects and challenges of designing, planning and construction for a wharf at Rothera,  a particularly inhospitable climate.

Rothera Research Station, the largest British Antarctic facility, is a centre for biological research and a hub for supporting deep-field and air operations.  Situated on Adelaide Island to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula the site includes the Bonner research laboratory, offices and workshops and a crushed rock runway, hanger and wharf. Built on a rock promontory at the southern tip of the Wormald Ice Piedmont, Rothera Research Station is situated on Adelaide Island, 1,860km south of the Falkland Islands and 1,630km south-east of Punta Arenas, Chile. The island, which is 140km long, is mountainous and heavily glaciated. Its highest peak is 2,565 metres.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

18:15 - 20:00


RSE, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Stewart Craigie, Technical Director

Event Association
Sweco UK

Event Contact
Chairman, David Miller ( and Secretary, Danny Wright (

Additional Information
Tea and coffee will be served from 17:30

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