China built Brazil’s Antarctic base
Brazil has inaugurated a new US$100 million Antarctic base, built by Chinese company CEIEC to replace a research station destroyed by fire almost seven years ago.
The new 48,375 sq ft facility was bigger and safer, with 17 laboratories, a heliport, and other advances.
Scientists will use the base to study microbiology, glaciers, and climate, among other areas.
Brazil’s programme was set back in 2012 when an explosion in the generator room caused a fire that killed two naval officers and destroyed 70 percent of the building.