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Contracts for wastewater project detailed

Underwater pipes being laid across Stokes Point by Crisson Construction as part of a plan to revamp water and wastewater services. (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

More than $5.5 million in contracts for the wastewater works in the East End have been revealed through the Public Access to Information legislation.

A notice published in the Official Gazette last week listed a series of contracts signed by the Bermuda Land Development Company linked to the work intended to upgrade the water and wastewater system in the East End.

Newterra, a Canadian firm specialising in water services, was awarded a $1.872 million contract to supply and construct four modular wastewater treatment systems.

The contract’s start date was in February, with work expected to be completed in December.

Local firm Crisson Construction meanwhile was awarded a $1.485 million contract for their work installing water piping infrastructure at Stoke’s Point as part of the water and wastewater project.

The contract began in January and work is expected to be completed this month.

D&J Excavating & Landscaping Ltd received a $1.238 million contract for work to install piping and pumping infrastructure between Stokes Point and Echo Lane.

That contract began in March with an estimated completion date this month.

Onsite Engineering Services Ltd received a $735,036 contract for civil engineering services between March and September.

Florida Aqua Store, based in Boca Raton, Florida, received a $229,000 contract for tank relocation services, including materials and labour.

That contract was signed in February and the work was completed in May.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said in May that multiple firms would work at the same time on the water and sewage system to bring “relief to the long suffering residents of this area”.

He said the ageing pipelines and pumping equipment in Southside, St David’s, dated back to the US military base at Kindley Field.

A $30 million guarantee for a Clarien Bank loan to the BLDC for project was brought to the House of Assembly earlier this year by Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance.

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Published July 21, 2021 at 7:50 am (Updated July 21, 2021 at 7:23 am)

Contracts for wastewater project detailed

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