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Hamilton, Bermuda, September 19, 2017 – Aecon Group Inc., a partner in the redevelopment of Bermuda’s airport, announced today that a major contract has been awarded to Bermuda Elevator Systems Ltd.
Bermuda Elevator will be responsible for installation of the elevators and escalators in the new airport terminal building. The company, founded in 1979, is Bermuda’s largest installer and service provider for escalators and elevators. They are the local exclusive distributor for Thyssenkrupp Elevator Inc.
The new airport terminal has been designed with sustainability in mind, and this will extend to the elevators and escalators on site. To minimise energy consumption, afterhours shutdown controls will be implemented to ensure that the escalators (and other systems) only run when needed. Bermuda Elevators’ contribution to the project will also help to make the new building fully accessible.
The construction of the new airport terminal is expected to take 40 months to complete with a grand opening expected in 2020.
Frank Ross, Aecon’s Executive Director, Infrastructure, said: “We are pleased to be working with Bermuda Elevators to provide top-of-the-line elevators and escalators for the new airport terminal. Their local experience and contacts will be valuable to us and we look forward to working with them.”
Colin Smith, President at Bermuda Elevator Systems Ltd., said “We are excited to be working on the Airport Redevelopment Project and to be making a contribution to the new airport terminal, which will be a first-class facility for Bermudians and visitors alike.”
This is the latest contract to be awarded to local construction and supply companies. In June, four major contracts were awarded to Bermudian companies and a further eight local contractors were appointed to carry out other work at the construction site. Prior to this, ten contracts were announced in May and April.
The redevelopment of L.F. Wade International Airport is being implemented under a Government-to-Government framework agreement between the Governments of Canada and Bermuda. In terms of the agreement, Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited will oversee the overall development and implementation of the project, and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), through a subcontract to Aecon, will deliver the construction component of the project. More updates about the L.F. Wade International Airport redevelopment project can be found on the Bermuda Government portal at www.gov.bm and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BermudaSkyport .
About Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited
Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited is a special-purpose Bermudian company wholly-owned by Aecon Concessions. Skyport operates and maintains Bermuda’s airport for a 30-year term. For more information, please visit the About Skyport page.
About Aecon Group Inc
Aecon Group Inc.(TSX: ARE) is a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development providing integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients through its Concessions division. Aecon has successfully completed large-scale projects such as the Quito International Airport, the Cross Israel Highway and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Aecon is a pioneer in Public Private Partnerships (P3). For more information, please visit www.aecon.com .
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