This week has certainly been a busy time for us at Mawson with the main power house (MPH) shut-down in full swing. The MPH is the lifeline of the station and requires an annual major service to ensure the station continues to operate smoothly. Not only does it supply the station with power but also hot water.
The diesel mechanics and electricians have been working hard on the generators whilst Charlie, Evan and myself have been busy cleaning and servicing the boilers and air handling units amongst other jobs including scrubbing out the kitchen grease trap, one of the more fragrant jobs on station!
With the end of the summer season fast approaching, completing tasks such as the MPH and other major works are of high importance as we begin preparing for the arrival of the incoming winter team and, of course, the Aurora Australis.