Skyport Launch $4.9M Runway Lighting Upgrade

February 5, 2024 | 0 Comments

Skyport is starting a project to “upgrade the Runway 30 approach lighting system,” and said the “$4.9 million runway approach lighting project is part of Skyport’s ongoing multi-million-dollar capital investment in Bermuda’s airport.”

A spokesperson said, “Skyport, operator of the LF Wade International Airport, is embarking on a pivotal project to upgrade the Runway 30 approach lighting system to improve overall visibility for approaching aircraft, with works set to commence in early February 2024. This initiative represents a significant advancement in airport safety and operational efficiency.

“The project involves the installing of new LED lighting technology and increasing the height of the descending runway lighting towers by four meters to maintain clearance over public roads. Once completed, pilots approaching Runway 30 will have enhanced levels of visibility for landing.

“The first phase, beginning at the approach lighting piers in Annie’s Bay, will involve using barges with cranes for pile driving and marine construction. This phase is expected to last eighteen weeks, with the pile driving scheduled to be completed within the first six weeks.

“The works schedule for the pile hammering will be from Monday to Saturday from 7am to 10am as this is required to safely align with flight operations, and to minimize disruption to the surrounding community. The evening pile drilling works will be from 11pm to 7am.”

Warren Moulaison, Skyport’s Director of Facilities & Asset Management, said, “Completion of the piling works is essential as it is critical to the plannedrunway approach lighting upgrades. Skyport will take extensive measures to ensure these works are completed on time to minimize disruption to the neighboring community.”

The spokesperson said, “To ensure community engagement and public safety, work areas near Annie’s Bay will be cordoned off, and informative signage will be placed to advise the public of the construction activity directly surrounding the Bay and the adjacent areas near Clearwater Road.

“The $4.9 million runway approach lighting project is part of Skyport’s ongoing multi-million-dollar capital investment in Bermuda’s airport, as in addition to having successfully delivered the new passenger terminal in 2020, the company will fund necessary maintenance and capital expenditures relating to the terminal, cargo facility, parking lots, runways, taxiways, and aprons throughout the life of its 30-year concession.”

“We are enthusiastic about this upgrade and are confident it will further enhance our operational efficiency and safety standards,” concluded Moulaison.

The spokesperson said, “Skyport appreciates the community’s understanding and support during this upgrade and is dedicated to completing the project with as minimal inconvenience to the public as possible. For further information, please call Skyport: Warren Moulaison”

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