Date Published: November 2016 | Category: Industrial General News Simple Shelter
The Department of Conservation employed Simple Shelter to create a helicopter hangar for use in the Mouse Eradication Project in the Antipodes Islands. The subantarctic islands experience relentless westerly gales, meaning the Simple Shelter is rated to handle windspeeds of 230km/h. The shelter was recently erected in Invercargill to ensure all goes smoothly during construction by DOC staff on the island in March.
Read more in this article from Stuff.co.nz
UPDATE: The project was completed successfully with the shelters holding up well against everything the extreme weather could throw at them. Project Manager Stephen Horn commented that "the products have been really valuable for us and we'll certainly use them again."
He was impressed with their durability; "they were able to stand up to the sub-antarctic climate, so extreme winds, and protecting the helicopters in particular from salt spray", and also commented that t
he structures were useful because they were easily transportable and easy to install manually without the use of machines.
Watch more in the video shot on location!