Work on the Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project has officially commenced, according to Daren Cenac – General Manager of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Port Authority (SLASPA).
Having completed contractual terms, as well as, the approvals for the master plan from both international and local authorities, the Authority is now ready to move ahead with the project.
The project kicks off with site hoarding of about 55 acres and the relocation of just over 20 existing airport services this week.
This component is part one of a four-phased approach, and is expected to last approximately 4 months.
The foundation aspect of the project, which involves the driving of more than 3000 piles will be launched simultaneously.
Construction for the HIA Redevelopment Project is undertaken by Taiwan based, Oversees Engineering and Construction Company (OECC), with project management, engineering and oversight by Miami based, CBRE | Heery.
The two companies have extensive experience in their field of work (construction and engineering respectively) for major infrastructural projects across North & Latin America, and the Caribbean.