Airport Project: Elevator Contract Awarded

September 19, 2017

Aecon Group Inc. announced today [Sept 19] 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,” Aecon said.

“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.”

“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.”

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.”

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  1. hey says:


  2. Onion Juice says:

    $30 Million a year for 30 years gone down de drain.

    • bda says:

      “$30 Million a year for 30 years gone down de drain.”

      maybe it went looking for the $800MILLION

      • Lol says:

        Well 30 multiplied by 30 mil is 900 mil…so while you worrying about the past the future looks just as grim. #politricks

        • Double S says:

          You do realise that we are paying $30mn a year for 30 years to Paget Health Services for a hospital wing right?

          But let me guess, that is different somehow, someway…

    • Bullnoseh says:

      You’re talking about Zane’s KEMH deal, right?

    • Clint Eastwood says:

      Sounds just like my mortgage! LOL

    • Smoke & Mirrors says:

      Onion Juice, how was the PLP going to get us an airport. You cant say they didn’t feel we needed one because they came out with their own aiport plan, or have you conveniently forgot. Remember the one that they was budgeted to cost much more! Remember now? You know that one that fell thru the cracks after all the consultants, architects and other got paid for just before someone asked the question, “how are we going to pay for it”? That is when it got shelved. The OBA found a way when the PLP couldn’t execute their own plan.

    • Mike says:

      That is nowhere near the interest payments that the PLP lumbered Bermuda with to buy, build and pay for things that were ALL overbudget, late and who knows what else in the future?

      The airport may yet be cancelled when the PLP get their fingers in the pie, more penalty payments and interest to pay on the loan they will have to take to pay it! Stay tuned there is worse to come in the next 5 years!

  3. Seniors says:

    And the huge maintenance bills, plus the terrible working conditions which hard-working Bermudians have to endure, goes with it. A win win for everyone.

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    Why are they still awarding contracts when the Government has said it will pull the plug on the deal? This will only cost us more in the end.