Aecon Magazine Features Airport Project

February 9, 2019

The winter 2019 issue of ‘One’ — a magazine published by the Aecon Group  — has featured the airport redevelopment project, saying “the project team has been very hard at work, staying on schedule and hitting key construction milestones.”

The article said, “Thanks to the precise planning and behind-the-scenes work of the Aecon Concessions group, the Bermuda Airport Redevelopment project has been checking off one milestone after another since the start of construction.

“It’s been just over a year since Aecon launched the highly-anticipated Bermuda Airport Redevelopment Project. During that time, the project team has been very hard at work, staying on schedule and hitting key construction milestones on the island’s contemporary new airport.

“Over the course of the past year, the largest and most visible advancement on the project has been the construction of the new terminal. Its massive structure has quickly taken shape thanks to the nearly 3,400 tonnes of structural steel the crews have been erecting since December 2017.

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“In addition to the frame of the new building, the team also initiated the curtain wall process. This has entailed the installation of the exterior envelope of the building, which is comprised primarily of hurricane-resistant glazing.

“As a result, the outside of the new terminal will be both visually attractive and offer an exposed, airy feel. The installation of the final piece of the puzzle, the terminal’s roof, has also begun and is expected to be finished by early 2019. The terminal itself will open in 2020.

“The on-time completion of the structural steel was a significant milestone for us,” says Aecon Project Director Conor Smyth. “The efforts made by our Bermudian contractors, Benson Steel and Correia Construction, have been tremendous, considering that six weeks of installation time was lost to Bermuda’s challenging weather. Most importantly, the steel installation was completed safely, without any lost time injuries.”

“From the outset, one of the main objectives on this project was to engage the local community in as many aspects as possible and to the fullest extent. With the combined efforts of the Aecon-led construction team and Skyport — the separate Bermudian entity created to carry out the overall project — the majority of the workforce is and continues to be Bermudian.

“To date, the project’s workforce consists of 70-per-cent local workers, which is a tremendous accomplishment and has a large and positive impact on a country like Bermuda,” says Aecon Concessions President Steve Nackan. “We’ve exceeded all targets in terms of local employment and the extent to which we’ve engaged local companies, both in construction and in operations.”

You can read full magazine here [PDF].

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  1. CHRIS says:

    Looks AMAZING! thank you OBA!

    • Onion Juice says:

      Ya, thanks for giving away $45 Million of revenue a year for 30 years.

      • Codfish says:

        If you have done your homework you will know that although we are giving away a significant amount of revenue, including ALL direct and indirect costs of running the current airport, the bottom line was at best break even, and we would not have been in a better position if we’d borrowed the money to pay for a new one with the interest and running costs. We are better off with this contract than without it. The airport redevelopment is also considered as positive factor in our latest ratings report.

      • wahoo says:

        Well thank you for putting us $2.5 BILLION in debt and “losing” $800 MILLION. Also thank you for continuously commenting so that we can keep making plpers feel ashamed.

        • wahoo says:

          Hey it just occurred to me that $30M (a more realistic figure) per year times 30 years = $900,000,000 which is about as much as the “missing” amount. Weird or what?

      • 2 Bermudas says:

        Aye, has de Pee El Pee ever completed a project on time and on budget?! I’ll wait!! Hahaha!!

      • The real Terry says:

        LOL Something like the PLP giving 60+ million away in 1 year on the Berkley construction.

      • LaV says:

        poor OJ…he’s never been in an airport…no-fly list, criminal offences, etc…

    • Truth says:

      You mean UBP!

  2. good deal by the OBA says:

    I am so glad that the OBA realized this was a smart deal. PLP lovers don’t understand how 45 million in revenue is paying for the airport- we get an airport on time and on budget, and paid for in the end.
    PLP would have brokered something like the dock at dockyard and we would have seen delays and overruns among other things.
    Sad that PLP supporters can only think what their bosses tell them. If they thought it through objectively, they would know the airport was a good deal, like others have proven it to be.
    One day PLP supporters will have laid their hate down and realize that Bermuda is made up of many different colours and peoples and that we have to live and work together- many of them go to church but have not learned much from the Bible they supposedly follow. Maybe they should consider the phrase:”what would Jesus do?”

  3. mixitup says:

    No doubt that the finish product will be on a next level (for 287 Million it had better be) But could there have been a better way? We will never know..

  4. Rhonda says:

    When you soak a country for a billion dollars..

    You better say nice things..

    • LaV says:

      The plp soaked us for $2.5B, and all they do is trash gays….clean up your own backyard first, rhonda.

      • Stop says:

        We can trash gays if we want! It’s a personal choice so get over it! We gave far too much away on an airport we did not need. No one needs a hotel as a departure lounge. Ever been to Hawaii? Simple is best and it don’t cost a billion $ in cost and lost revenue! Another OBA failure!

    • Question says:

      Are you saying Ewart should be saying nice things?

  5. Let's Keep It Real says:

    This airport should be renamed Wade-Richards Airport. Still acknowledging Freddie Wade however at the same time giving credence to Bob Richards for all that he has done this bring this dream a reality.

  6. Chauncey says:

    Bermuda International Airport. Best name for the airport. Best name to put the airport and Bermuda on the map especially for in print and on the www. Every respect for people are named for buildings or streets etc but for this major airport needs an ‘international’ name…. Bermuda International Airport.