Transport Minister Walter Roban, toured the LF Wade International Airport redevelopment project on Thursday, to get a firsthand view of progress on the multi-million dollar project inherited by the new Progressive Labour Party government.
A spokesman said the terminal’s foundation infrastructure is currently being constructed and 725 steel piles are being driven hundreds of feet into the ground.
“The pile drive is just over 70 per cent complete and installation of the above ground terminal infrastructure will start later this year,” he said. A new aircraft taxiway is also being constructed as part of the project, which is expected to take about 40 months to complete.
Minister Roban observed the early works at the site with Bermuda Airport Authority (BAA) representatives. He was accompanied by Acting Permanent Secretary Aideen Ratteray-Pryse, BAA Chariman Mark Fields and CEO Lester Nelson, with Aecon representatives Frank Ross, Construction Manager Richard Noel and Civil Works Manager Dale Beaton.
- The Bermuda Airport Authority is a quango established in March 2017 to oversee the airport’s operator, Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited, including their management, maintenance and redevelopment of the terminal.
- The Authority owns the airport on behalf of the Government and the people of Bermuda and its responsibilities also include regulating airport fees and delivering Air Traffic Control, Ground Electronics and the Bermuda Weather Services under a service contract. Airport Fire and Rescue Services are also delivered by the Airport Authority under an agreement with Bermuda Fire Services.
- Photos Courtesy of DCI