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Bahamas Hot Mix awarded $20 million LPIA contract

Bahamas Hot Mix Company Limited (BHM) was awarded the contract to carry out rehabilitation work on a runway and taxiway at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

Work on the $20 million contract began yesterday. The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) stated in a release that the project could cause delays to the traveling public.

“Runway end safety areas (RESAs) will also be added to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft that overrun the runways and new LED approach lights will be installed to assist pilots during low visibility operations,” NAD noted in the release.

“Over the past year, internationally recognized independent pavement consulting company Golder Associates Ltd. was contracted to work closely with NAD’s airside operations and public safety team and to conduct pre-engineering, design, tender preparations and contract administration services for the runway rehabilitation project.

“In April 2019, NAD initiated a request for tenders (RFT) to six qualified companies (four international and two Bahamian firms) to submit bids for asphalt paving services for the project. A total of four bids were received and submitted to the independent pavement consultant for evaluation, including three international companies and one Bahamian firm.

“After all of the bids were carefully evaluated, Golder recommended that the contract be awarded to Bahamian asphalt paving company Bahamas Hot Mix.”

According to Golder, BHM submitted the most competitive bid of the four companies.

“In recent years BHM has successfully delivered runway projects at the following airports: Marsh Harbour in 2006, Norman’s Cay in 2013, Bimini in 2015, Staniel Cay in 2015, Hog Cay in 2016 and Grand Bahama International Airport in 2016,” the release stated.

“In addition, in 2009, BHM would have successfully remediated significant paving works on LPIA’s main runway after its reconstruction from 2004-2006.”

The work on the runway and taxiway means LPIA will begin to operate as a single runway airport for the next four to six months, the release indicated.

“Airport stakeholders have activated contingency plans that should assist with reducing the impact to overall operations at the country’s major gateway,” stated the release.

“LPIA will continue to operate a safe and efficient airport, meeting all international safety standards.”

Chester Robards

Senior Business Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian.
Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism
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