Safety seal order for £200m polar ship

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Roxtec is working on Britain’s new £200m polar research vessel - RRS Sir David Attenborough – supplying a range of specialist safety seals.

It will operate in extreme conditions in both Antarctica and the Arctic, enduring up to 60 days in sea-ice for scientists to gather data on the climate and oceans.

The ship is being funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) built by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead and run by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

Seals will be installed in key areas including the engine room, power generators and external lighting. They will provide protection from multiple hazards such as fire, water, gas, vibrations, electro-magnetic disturbances and explosion.