Mongolia: Minus 37 – That’s REALLY cold!
With UK temperatures now starting to creep below zero, spare a thought for our team constructing a REIDsteel designed aircraft maintenance hangar in Mongolia.
Temperatures there have dropped as low as minus 37 degrees centigrade!
At these kinds of temperatures things freeze fast, and the locals have developed some interesting methods for keeping their vehicles in service!
The cold also required some method adaptation for the REIDsteel crew. Materials behave differently, and jobs that are normally straightforward become fiddly when wearing gloves, but if you take your gloves off and touch metal with bare skin it will freeze and stick!
Despite these hardships, the team have done a great job and are due to complete on schedule.