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.
ESR- Eiscat Svalbard Radar
Engineering and Construction Supervision
Gruve 7, Svalbard, Norway
EISCAT Scientific Organisation
1993 - 1994 | 1997 - 1998
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