The newest residential complex for the Vostok station has arrived in Antarctica

The container ship Cape Dezhneva delivered a new wintering complex for the Russian Vostok station to the Antarctic coast. This became known to the sources of the newspaper. LOOK at the St. Petersburg Antarctic Research Institute. It is reported that the vessel is unloading in Talaya Bay near the Antarctic Progress station.

The container ship Andrey Osipov, the tanker Yaroslav Mudryi, and the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov are also taking part in the delivery of the new wintering complex. After unloading Cape Dezhnev, the valuable cargo for the polar station will be transported in parts directly to the place of its final assembly.

The Vostok station is located 1500 km from Progress. As the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov explained, the participants of the expedition will have to make three trips over the next two months, using 45 tractors and 28 carriages.

The newest Vostok wintering complex was built at the Gatchina Pilot Plant of Building Structures. It is designed for comfortable accommodation of 35 polar explorers in the summer and up to 15 people in the winter. The modern complex consists of 133 modules, and the total living area of ​​the new station will be about 1,5 thousand square meters.
  • Used photographs: OJSC "Zapsibgazprom"
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 2 December 2021 09: 58
    It is advisable to start the construction of such complexes in Antarctica that could serve on the Moon and Mars.
  2. Oleg Gorshkov Offline Oleg Gorshkov
    Oleg Gorshkov (Oleg Gorshkov) 2 December 2021 10: 42
    What paws he has! Can he run?
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 December 2021 11: 28
    Looks good
  4. Yuri Palaznik Offline Yuri Palaznik
    Yuri Palaznik (Yuri Palaznik) 2 December 2021 12: 14
    1500 sq. meters in 133 modules for 15 polar explorers ???
    1. and food for the whole winter?
      1. tulip Offline tulip
        tulip 7 January 2022 20: 02
        there is no current food - but also laboratories and other scientific facilities, plus generators and fuel.