Delcan Bridgetown Port project wins award
Markham, Ontario, Canada – Delcan’s Bridgetown Port project in Barbados received the 2006 American Shotcrete Association Award for Outstanding International Project of the Year. Delcan International has been the lead consultant for the Reform and Expansion of the Bridgetown Port, one of the largest port expansions in the Caribbean.
Delcan completed the pre-feasibility study, preliminary design, master plan, market assessment and detailed design of the works. The final phase of construction supervision and environmental monitoring is currently nearing completion.
The US$40 million project includes expansion and paving of the container yards, repaving of access roads, watermain upgrades, utility and services relocations, breakwater repairs and construction of revetments and shore protection, reconstruction of workshops and gatehouses, and repairs and reconstruction of berthing facilities, including construction of a new berth to accommodate a new Panamax container crane.
The largest of the contracts consisted of the marine works, which utilized the shotcrete approach to rehabilitate the berthing wharves. The contractor used the shotcrete method to repair 1,500 square metres of concrete members using over 225 cubic metres of concrete.
The award acknowledges the project’s team which consisted of: the shotcrete contractor – Lagan Holdings Ltd; the project owner – Barbados Port Inc.; the architect/engineer – Delcan International; the materials supplier – King Packaged Materials Company; and the general contractor – Lagan Holdings Ltd.