Officials recently gathered to break ground a new 277,300-square-foot airport terminal at the L.F. Wade International Airport, marking one of the largest infrastructure projects in the Bermuda area.
The project is expected to take over three years to complete, with the new terminal opening to travellers in 2020.
Officials at the ceremony in Hamilton included Bermuda government representatives, officials from the Canadian Commercial Corp., Aecon and Bermuda Skyport Corp.
“We are honoured to be able to work with Bermuda on such a historic project,” Aecon Concessions President Steve Nackan said in a company announcement. “Over the past two and a half years, we have developed many relationships with Bermuda’s businesses, people and community and we look forward to building on these as we get to work this week. We are not only invested in Bermuda’s airport but also in its future.”
Aecon, which is the constructor for the terminal project, said in the announcement it plans to use Bermudian subcontractors for the construction, with contracts already being awarded to mostly local firms.
The company also said that it is actively recruiting construction workers for the project along with Skyport, which is seeking workers for its day-to-day operations and maintenance of the airport’s current facilities.