Tristan da Cunha is a British colony 2,000 km from its nearest neighbour – the island of St Helena – making it farther away from another inhabited area than anywhere else in the world.
“It was an amazing experience to be involved in a project like this, and to send units we had manufactured in Sölvesborg half way around the globe. It really was a special feeling,” says Stefan Nilsson, CEO.
It was a joint assignment that entailed working with a Swedish and a British company to deliver the prefabricated hospital. The project was unlike any other in many ways: for example, it was PreFast’s first hospital – a hospital that successfully met a range of stringent demands. The reason for the high demands was that the hospital was sited on an island with an active volcano, which meant that the hospital had to be able to withstand earthquakes and extreme wind conditions.
The Tristan da Cunha project was PreFast’s biggest and most unusual commission ever.