On October 20th 2008, 13 employees dispatched by Baosteel went on board “Snow Dragon” icebreaker to start the expedition to the Antarctica for the construction of “Kunlun Station”. After more than 2 months’ voyage, they arrived at Antarctic China investigation base. After some rest they went all out for the spurt to ice dome A.
Ice dome A is more than 4000 meter in elevation and over 1250 kilometer away from Antarctic “Zhongshan Station”. Relying on only 8 snow tractors to haul 40 sleds laden with necessary fuel and supplies as well as a large amount of construction equipment, Baosteel employees tenaciously made their way to ice dome A. During that period, they encountered many unimaginable setbacks like unrepairable breakdown of snow tractors on the ice cap, but they overcame the storm and severe cold and withstood the strong ultraviolet radiation with the courage of challenging the extreme, and finally all arrived at the destination safely. Now they are in good health and the fleet and equipment are running normally.
It is estimated that the main body construction of Kunlun Station will be completed within one month. Baosteel’s constructors vow to do Baosteel people’s bit to China’s science investigation cause in polar region by getting over all difficulties and accomplishing the construction task excellently with the spirit of going all out pertinacious.