International construction firm Aecon has broken ground on the new 277,000ft² terminal for L F Wade International Airport in Bermuda.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2020 and will take place away from the existing terminal, allowing L F Wade Airport to continue running uninterrupted.
Aecon is currently recruiting workers for construction of the new terminal, as is Skyport, the terminal operator. The first construction contracts have been predominantly awarded to local firms. The project is a major catalyst for job creation on the island and will provide a major boost to the local economy.
Steve Nackan, president, Aecon Concessions, said, “We are honored to be able to work with Bermuda on such a historic project. 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.”