The Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs, The Hon. Walter Roban JP MP, met with the Bermuda Airport Authority board and staff yesterday and toured the L.F. Wade International Airport redevelopment project.
Minister Roban observed the early works at the site, which involves constructing the new terminal's foundation infrastructure, where 725 steel piles are being driven hundreds of feet into the ground.
The pile drive is just over 70% complete and installation of the above ground terminal infrastructure will commence later this year. A new aircraft taxiway is also being constructed.
The Bermuda Airport Authority is a quango established in March 2017 to oversee the airport's operator, Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited, including their management, maintenance and redevelopment of the terminal.
The Authority owns the airport on behalf of the Government and the people of Bermuda and its responsibilities also include regulating airport fees and delivering Air Traffic Control, Ground Electronics and the Bermuda Weather Services under a service contract. Airport Fire and Rescue Services are also delivered by the Airport Authority under an agreement with Bermuda Fire Services.
The Bermuda Airport Authority's Chairman is Mark Fields, retired General Manager of SOL Petroleum Bermuda Ltd. and Lester Nelson is the Authority's CEO.
Minister Roban and Acting Permanent Secretary Aideen Ratteray-Pryse were joined on the tour by Bermuda Airport Authority Chairman Mark Fields and CEO Lester Nelson. Others included Aecon representatives Frank Ross, Construction Manager Richard Noel and Civil Works Manager Dale Beaton.