A section of the LF Wade International Airport’s short term parking is closed for four weeks to allow for structural upgrades to the terminal.
Nine air handling units (AHUs), which are large fans that circulate air around the terminal and cool the area, will be replaced along with structural roof curbs that support the AHUs once they are installed. Though construction of the new terminal is well on course for completion in 2020, it is essential that the failing, old air handling units are replaced to ensure comfortable air flow through the current facility while it remains in operation.
A portion of the short term parking lot officially closed today, May 3 and will be shut for the next four weeks to facilitate these upgrades to the terminal. The new air handling units will greatly improve air quality within the building, be more energy efficient and allow ramping down of speed during off peak hours. Additionally, the units are made of stainless steel, which will provide much more resistance to the harsh Bermudian environment.
Myron Burchall, Director, Maintenance & Engineering, Skyport, says: “We would like to thank the public in advance for their cooperation while we continue to upgrade the current terminal to extend its life until the new terminal is completed. This work is dependent on good weather and we hope to finish it ahead of schedule.