A contract valued at around $22.3 million has been awarded to SunRise Construction Limited who are partnered under the contract with Crisson Construction Limited and Onsite Engineering for the work on the Heritage Wharf
The contract is scheduled for completion before the arrival of the Norwegian Breakaway [pictured] on May 15th 2013. The Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Breakaway, is scheduled to arrive with up to 4,000 passengers, and will be the largest cruise ship ever to visit Bermuda.
The Ministry of Public Works said the Department of Planning has the application for the proposed works to the Heritage Wharf on file, and the statutory planning process has been recognized.
A statement from the Ministry said, “Consultations were held with a number of key stakeholders in late 2012 and early 2013 and an Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] has been prepared for these works of strengthening and extending the existing wharf to accommodate the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.
“A contract valued at BDA$22,369,961.93 has been awarded to SunRise Construction Limited who are partnered under the contract with Crisson Construction Limited and Onsite Engineering. The contract is scheduled for completion before the arrival of the Norwegian Breakaway on May 15th 2013.
“Materials have been purchased for construction which should expedite the project. At present the contractors and the Ministry of Public Works engineers are undertaking preparatory works to ensure the smooth running of the project once materials arrive in Bermuda.
Tourism & Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell discussing the Breakaway at today’s press conference:
“The Department of Marine and Ports will continue to liaise with the cruise ship operators to manage cruise ship arrivals effectively during the construction period. In addition the Ministry of Public Works will be undertaking passenger movement analysis over the coming months in order to provide a transportation plan that will facilitate the movement of passenger arrivals due the cruise ship season.”
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