Colonel Burch statement
Burch lauds King’s Wharf team
Repairs to a cruise ship terminal in Dockyard were completed ahead of schedule, the House of Assembly said yesterday.
King’s Wharf was refurbished before the April 10 deadline that marked the start of the cruise ship season.
Failure to finish on time would have incurred a $500,000 penalty for every ship that was unable to dock.
The team, which at one stage was three weeks behind schedule, completed the work in time for the arrival of the Carnival Pride.
The new deck at the terminal has an expected life of 75 years because of technological advances since the wharf was built 30 years ago.
Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch told MPs that a new terminal building was expected to be completed in July.
He added a temporary structure would be in place until the new building is ready.
Colonel Burch said the dock is also to be extended to take larger ships, with extra gangways.
He praised the team involved in the work.
Colonel Burch said: “This is to be our standard going forward.”
The work was carried out by a team from the ministry, with Dockyard owners West End Development Corporation and Crisson Construction.
• To read Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch’s statement in full, click on the PDF under “Related Media”
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