Hamilton, Bermuda, July 26, 2017 – After months of excavation to prepare the base of Bermuda’s new passenger terminal, concrete has been poured to develop the first new taxiway at the LF Wade International Airport in 15 years.
On Tuesday at 9pm, concrete was poured for Taxiway W, which will replace the existing Taxiway S as the second pathway in and out of the terminal parking area. Taxiway S will permanently close due to the construction of the new terminal.
The construction crew will pour approximately 80 cubic metres nightly until the project is completed. The work will be done at night to minimise impact to aircraft arrivals and departures.
Work began on the new taxiway on June 7 and is expected to be completed mid-September. The new taxiway must be ready for operation before Taxiway S can permanently close.
Frank Ross, Executive Director, Infrastructure, Aecon, says: “The concrete pour signifies the start of the next phase of the airport development. Our team has worked diligently over the past few months to prepare the surface for the concrete and are working through the night to create this new taxiway. We are excited to be on schedule and look forward to delivering a world-class airport for Bermuda.”
The construction phase of the Airport Redevelopment Project is expected to take 40 months and be completed in the summer of 2020.
The redevelopment of LF 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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