British Antarctic Survey: Meet-the-Buyer Event


British Antarctic Survey:  Meet-the-Buyer Event

Cambridge, UK 24 April 2018

DATE: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 9:45-17:30
VENUE: Aurora, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET

Join this opportunity to find out about the Partnership between British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Construction Partner BAM and Technical Advisor Ramboll as it embarks on a significant programme of station redevelopments in Antarctica and how you as a SME can become part of one of the most challenging programmes of infrastructure ever to be delivered in Antarctica.  As a selected SME you are offered facilitated one-to-one meetings with key decision makers to pitch your company and your products and discuss business partnerships that can fast-forward your company’s growth.

This event is held at the brand new Innovation Centre, Aurora Cambridge, part of the BAS headquarters which has been designed specially to foster collaborative and innovative relationships between BAS and SMEs.

10.00-11:00 Introduction to the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP) and the Partnership Maurice Siemensma – Project Manager BAM
David Seaton – AIM Programme Manager BAS
Gerard Turk – Operations Director BAM
11:00-17:30 Dialogue sessions (30 mins) Panel consists of representatives of BAS, Ramboll, Sweco and BAM
British Antarctic Survey (BAS), an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Our skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth and our impact on it. BAS has recently commissioned a new Polar Research Vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, and this along with upgrades at all our Antarctic stations represents a £300M investment in infrastructure and sustainability improvements that will transform the way we conduct our business.

The aim of the Industry Day:
The aim of the Industry Day is to have a better understanding of the latest innovations and technologies available in the industry, by focusing on different construction methods, prefabrication options, modular structures, energy efficiency and renewables for the execution of the AIMP project.  The above should result in a more efficient fabrication process and less resource time on site in Antarctica.
The Industry Day should also provide the Partnership with a better understanding of the capabilities and willingness of subcontractors/suppliers for possible extended strategic partnerships.
The following competences are key:
  • Flexible approach
  • Client orientated
  • Reliable / Budget security
  • Practical approach
  • Remote experience 
  • High level of safety/environmental/biosecurity awareness
The Partnership has a number of areas of interest in which Cambridge Cleantech members may have expertise:
Providing companies (suppliers/subcontractors) who can supply cost effective solutions in the execution of the AIM Programme, considering its remote geographical location and environmental challenges.
Such as:
  • Prefabricated structures (modular structures, pod’s, etc.)
  • Prefabricated MEP services and utilities
  • Energy renewables, such as:
    • Solar energy
    • Wind energy
    • CHP systems 

As part of the pre-selection process to the Industry Day we would like interested companies to provide a couple of paragraphs explaining their offering and fit with the programme. These should be submitted to Anthony Baltz of Cambridge Cleantech at: