Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 22, 2017 – RAM is pleased to announce the official contract signing ceremony between the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). This commences construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante in St. Kitts, with construction beginning in January 2018. The estimated completion time is 18 months, just in time for the 2019 Cruise Season!
RAM’s client, JV Driver International, is the Prime Contractor for this design-build project. RAM has led the project management and design management efforts, and will provide construction management during the construction stage of the project.
The second pier will be constructed west of the current pier and south of the marina at Port Zante. This new pier will accommodate two Oasis-sized cruise ships, the world’s largest and longest passenger ships. The design will take into consideration 1 in 100 year hurricane wind and wave forces.
The Honourable Ian Liburd, St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of Public Infrastructure, marked the occasion as “one of vision,” highlighting that the project has been in the works for a number of years, deeming it a necessary expenditure for the growth of tourism in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
We look forward to being part of this exciting new venture!
Marie Legault, High Commissioner of Canada to St. Kitts and Nevis and Honourable Ian Liburd, Minister of Public Infrastructure (Photo Credit)