News from Antarctica

Technical Partners

Technical partners of the Princess Elisabeth Station contributed "in kind" by providing the project with material, equipment and conceptual expertise, freely or at a reduced cost. Thanks to all of you!

  • SES

    SES

    SES is a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide. SES owns and operate a fleet of 53 geostationary satellites that are complemented by a network of teleports and offices located around the globe.

  • Samyn and Partners

    Samyn and Partners

    Founded in 1980, Samyn and Partners is active in all fields of architecture and building engineering. Its architectural and engineering design approach is based on questioning which can be summarised as a "why" methodology. The firm approaches projects openly to all sorts of possibilities whilst listening, closely to its clients demands. Samyn and Partners were in charge of the engineering and technical design for the structure and the shell of the station.

  • Aeriane

    Aeriane

    Aeriane is a SME providing services in the field of technological and industrial subcontracting.  We take care of your projects from the design to the production phase and offer know-how in engineering and industrial design, electromechanical construction and composite material development and production.

  • Prefalux

    Prefalux

    Prefalux is a general construction company comprising nine different building trades and specialising in the delivery of ambitious projects. Excelling particularly in wood construction, finishings and joinery, Prefalux undertakes all aspects of the project, including strategy development, space management, and technical supervision of the building site.

  • JULBO

    JULBO

    Julbo is a manufacturer of multi-sport eyewear for elite outdoor athletes as well as mainstream users: eyewear that incorporates world-renowned optical quality with a new, bold sense of style. Because Julbo has its own designers team, moulds conception and production facilities and develop its products with the most renowned partners, we can offer outstanding design, quality and inovation at a reasonable price.

  • SECO

    SECO

    As one of the most outstanding technical control bodies in Belgium, Seco helps to manage the quality standards of all types of construction projects. This technical control allows the granting of a ten-year insurance covering the liability of all parties involved by means of one single insurance contract delivered by a majority of all Belgian insurances companies.

  • Gralex

    Gralex

    Gralex is an equally shared subsidiary company of the cement companies Holcim and CBR, its principal activity is the extraction of rock and alluvial solid masses. We extract 4 main types of quarry materials: porphyry, limestone, sandstone & gravel, thereby responding to the specific needs of the construction industry and of major infrastructure constructions.

  • Velum

    Velum

    VELUM is specialised in sculptural and aesthetic coverings made of textile and has developped its own calculation techniques and computer models. For the Princess Elisabeth Station VELUM has applied its software to draw and visualise the shape of the rocks on which the station is built.

  • Mommaerts & Sorel

    Mommaerts & Sorel

    Mommaerts & Sorel specialises in the coordination and safety of temporary and mobile building sites subjected to the regulation: industrial, commercial, professional, residential, constructions, transformations, etc.

  • Farman Engineering

    Farman Engineering

    Farman Engineering provides design and support for a wide range of mechatronic aesthetic and functional applications, with a strong preference for future aimed and ecological values. Farman Engineering has teamed up with a number of companies and can thus propose the most suitable team and combination of know-how and experience required for each project.