Commercial Projects

PDF Project:  Palmer Station Pier Replacement


IMAGE Client:  
R&M Consultants

Location:  
Anvers Island, Antarctica

Project Scope:  
Great Northern Engineering was contracted by R&M Consultants to design a new pier and shore facility at Palmer Station on Anvers Island, Antarctica. The conceptual design called for (3) initial design configurations.

Project Details:


  • The project was carried out in a 15%, 35%, 65%, and 100% design package development process. Each milestone included a design review with the client;
  • The scope called for fuel system design configurations to suit three design options with construction costs and installation schedule;
  • All site scenarios and conditions were considered and a final design configuration was recommended for construction;
  • Each design included a new arctic fueling system for the shore facility;
  • Additional design for the fueling system included piping, pipeline connections, and the necessary infrastructure upgrades;
  • The final design included an IFC drawing package and all required specifications;
  • During construction, GNE provided engineering support and responded to contractor RFI’s, Submittals, & Design Variance Requests


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