$22.3 Million To Be Spent On Heritage Wharf

February 8, 2013

breakawayA 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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  1. blankman says:

    If only this had been done right the first time.

  2. Family Man says:


    That implies a degree of precision that might be a bit optimistic.

    • dollazncents says:


    • Will says:

      lets see if they continue with the PLPs love of overspending..Berkeley was how much over budget?! only time will tell for the OBA

  3. Kim Smith says:

    I would like to know what Bermuda makes from the cruise ships coming here, in terms of port fees or the like. I don’t recall every hearing a figure. However, to determine whether this expenditure is warranted, I think that information would be very useful to know.

    • Tooth Fairy says:

      Im not sure what te amount is but I believe if nobody answers in the forum it is listed in the cruise ship brochures

  4. O'Brien says:

    Thanks again PLP…

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      They just keep on costing don’t they. At least the job will get done right this time.

  5. Pastor Syl Hayward says:

    Actually sounds like all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed, finally.

    Well done, OBA. What I also appreciate is that credit has been given to the work that was done before the election.

    PLP supporters, it sure would be nice to hear you all give some credit, too.

    • LaVerne Furbert says:

      I am a PLP supporter, and I am not happy about this contract. Why would anyone, PLP or any other government give that type of contract to a company that has had no experience in that area. Further, both companies are known for hiring “migrant” workers. But I’m not surprised that the OBA government would go along with it. What else could they do? Hire Dennis Correia?

      • Family Man says:

        Is Correia Construction unionized Verne?

      • Webster says:

        Lavern,Dennis correira was the one that created the mess at the wharf !!!!!! and the contract was awarded to Dennis because the former premier Brown said he had the most experience in construction of the wharf …..what do you say about that ?
        Dennis Correira, in my opinion took you all for a ride…and the same goes for Zane, they screwed you lot.

      • Mad Dawg says:

        Well last time Dennis Correia cost us tens of millions of dollars over budget for a sh^%$ty job. He conned us every way he could. Remember the ten grand a week overcharged for crane rental? And it started falling to pieces less than a year later.

        And what have you got against “migrant” workers that your PLP government gave work permits to? Other than the fact you’re a racist and a bigot, of course.

        Looking forward to the first gay couple in your rentals LaVerne?

    • robert says:

      syl, you have to be a complete a#$

    • Just us says:

      It’s good to see Bermuda still has a purse for spending…
      So far, there’s only one figure brought in. The rest remains to be known…

      New addition to pier $22,369,961.93

      Ten new buses $?

      New Product Development Bureau $?

      New Tourism Authority $?

  6. LaVerne Furbert says:

    Don’t forget, the contract was handed out before the OBA took over. I understand that the contractors will be importing over 20 migrant workers. That should make Bermudians workers happy.

    • Kim Smith says:

      It looks like you’ve started arguing with yourself Laverne Furbert.

  7. LaVerne Furbert says:

    Don’t forget, the contract was handed out before the OBA took over. I understand that the contractors will be importing over 20 migrant workers. That should make Bermudians workers happy.

    By the way, what happened to the OBA’s promise of a Contractor General? I see no mention of it in the Throne Speech.

    • Mad Dawg says:

      $22m to fix a s%^$#y PLP job LaVerne.

    • OMG says:

      LaVerne – why would we need to worry about who they hire if it costs us much less and we do not have to fix it twice?

      Remember it was under the PLP Government that we ended up with the junk dock and pier that hardly has stood the test of time before falling apart – yes thanks for this and the additional cost to the Bermuda Tax payer.

    • Rick Rock says:

      Apparently LaVerne there are actually $2.4 billion frikkin reasons why you lot were thrown out.

      Now pee off while the rest of us try to clear up the unadulterated frikkin mess you made of things.

  8. Nuffin but de Truth! says:

    If the work had been done correctly the first time,there would be no need for this extra spending..
    someone made a lot of money from piss poor work and an investigation should be carried out!

    We all KNOW who should be crapping their panties!

  9. honor & integrity says:

    22 million to fix what was not built correctly obviousy in the first place

    send Corriea Construction the bill

    • Webster says:

      Where is correira ? does he have Bermudians working in an Island to the south of us ? and if he does would that be concidered migrant workers ? ” hello Laverne.

  10. deshavu says:

    why on earth do people give credit to the OBA its the civil servants that do all this in the first place. But to have such an exact price is interesting. If you look at the previous statement from the previous government it gives the same ole spill of “Consultations were held with a number of key stakeholders”. Thats government jargon to make it appear like they have done the relevant research. These guys must all read from the same script. I would bet my booties if you asked the so called spokesman so who are the key stakeholders by the way and exactly how were they consulted and how was the consultation different from your past consultation to avoid such costly mistakes in the future, they would waffle like they don’t know their hind part from front .

  11. Devilz@dvocate says:

    How much will it cost the next time after this…

  12. Stop Complaining for 1 Sec says:

    Sure looks like Mr. Bascombe is really interested in what his colleague is saying. Thanks for the zzzz’s because i was turned off too

  13. Stop Complaining for 1 Sec says:

    Last time i checked it was $65 per head for any passenger to come ashore, so if you multiple that by the number of visitors by the number of calls, that should give you an idea how much revenue they collect at the ports

  14. Stop Complaining for 1 Sec says:

    So are we going to keep adding on every time the Cruise Ship companies decide to launch a new bigger ship.

  15. J Flood says:

    Re per capita tax, the figure I heard for the new cruise ship was $7.8 million.

    Re Ms Furbert’s comments – Sunrise Construction Ltd is extensivley experienced in the management of large scale works, Crisson Construction Ltd has a wealth of experience in marine work and is quite probably the best on the Island. Mr Correia, so I am led to believe, is working – as a “migrant” worker – on projects in the Caribbean.

  16. That's me says:

    I d like take Laverne fishing!

  17. devonshire says:

    Kenny doesn’t look interested lmao…isn’t that his town? smh

  18. jt says:

    Laverne..noooooo problems…..22.3 million added to 2.4 billion is a drop in the bucket. Thanks for that….PLP.
    Unreal and shattering news on our debt and it will only get worse in the months to come as more truths are revealed.

  19. Vulpes says:

    Actually, Mrs Furbert, Crisson Construction specialise in marine work and for the past several years have generally been known as the alternate choice to Correia. They are well regarded by their peers. Or should that be piers?

    • Who wrote the report? says:

      Crisson ws hired by the former PLP to address the issues with the thruster wall after it had, well, broke.

      Ms. Furbert knows this and is simply telling lies.

  20. Vote for Me says:

    Am I missing something in the picture or is that MP Bascome sleeping!! We can all forgive him since he indicated he expected to be a Minister under OBA. He also supported Bezarian’s hotel in St. George which was cancelled by his new government.

    Seems like he is getting a raw deal… from ‘Mayor in Charge’ at St. George to no meaningful position under OBA. Perhaps he is dreaming about what could have been (or what he wants to be).

    MP Bascome… and the rest of Bermuda – WAKE up to new realties.

    • Mad Dawg says:

      The new hotel in St Georges “was cancelled by the government”? There’s a rewrite of history for you.

    • jt says:

      Likley passed put when he got wind of the real debt value and now this added to it – like many others.

    • Who wrote the report? says:

      Pretty sure the PLP confirmed that the contract with Bazarian was cancelled in September of last year. Remember Furbert originally stated that at the time and then the next day he claimed he “misspoke?” Then in December it was confirmed that he actually lied and that the contract was actually cancelled as originally confirmed.

  21. Vote for Me says:

    The preceise value of the contract should not raise any concerns since it should reflect whatever was signed for by government and the contractor.

  22. Hurdy Gurdy says:

    Mrs Furbert,have counted the guest workers at the Hospital site.One company has 18.

  23. Xman says:

    The big question here is who will get the Jobs ?
    A contract Job like this has to start ASAP because the Cruise Ship season is just around the corner and
    this could result in a race job – which may not have the workmanship quality were looking for.
    Also how many overseas workers will get the Jobs and how many Bermudians -if any will be hired.

  24. Da plumber says:

    What’s the 93 cents for?

  25. SmH says:

    To buy Laverne a clue.

  26. do the right thing says:

    LaVerne Furbert is Corriea Construction the company that said they charge o much per hour for work at the dockand was told by goverment to charge a lot more. At this time all we can pray for is that the companies hired to do any modifications are truly competent in doing what should have been done under the Progressive Labour Party Govt. for we’ve spent far too much already…Oh, by the way, please get all work guaranteed for x amount of years as well.Laverne Furber is thinks the plp does no worng even if it is wrong,she need to grow _ _