Eiscat Svalbard Radar | Photo: Tom Grydelund

Eiscat Svalbard Radar

The ESR project comprised engineering and construction supervision for a Scientific radar station at the Gruve 7 north on Svalbard. The construction site is located at approx 77o North at 450 m elevation.

The site is located in a continuous permafrost area and the research station is elevated from the ground to allow for a free air flow under the ground floor to minimize snow accumulation and permafrost thaw.

Scope of work

The project comprises:

  • Parabolic antenna 32 m diameter
  • Parabolic antenna 42 m diameter
  • Administration Building 2200 m2
  • Access road
  • Water Supply and Wastewater management