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Hamilton, Bermuda, October 9, 2017 – The loudest phase of the construction for the airport redevelopment project has been completed ahead of schedule. All 719 piles have been driven beneath the surface to create the foundation for the new terminal at the LF Wade International Airport.
The pile driving began on May 28 and work took place seven days a week. Pile driving is the process of hammering steel piles into the ground at a depth of 115 feet within the footprint of the new terminal and passenger bridges. It was essential for supporting the structure of the new terminal.
Frank Ross, Executive Director, Infrastructure, Aecon Construction, says: “The pile driving was the noisiest phase of the project and we would like to thank our stakeholders and neighbours for being patience for the past couple of months. We are pleased to have completed it months ahead of schedule. Also, so far, 34% of the pile caps have been completed and we are well on our way to finishing the project on time.”
The work was scheduled between 7am and 10pm every Monday through Saturday with work also taking place between 7am and 6pm on Sundays. The schedule was designed to ensure that the piling work is completed in as short of a time as possible, to minimise the impact on area residents and businesses. The steel piles were installed with two rigs, both using the hammer method.
Pile driving finished on September 22, some four months ahead of the schedule. Work was carried out by Aecon Foundations and Correia Construction. Twenty-eight Bermudians were involved in the pile driving works.
The construction of the new airport terminal is expected to take 40 months to complete and will be finished in 2020.
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.
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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