In St. Martin, we’re supporting the island’s vital tourist industry by taking the airport facilities to new heights.
We were awarded two separate contracts to upgrade airside facilities at the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Martin. An apron expansion project and a runway pavement rehabilitation project at SXM Airport will ensure the facility is able to handle current and future traffic volumes. These improvements are essential for sustaining efficient airport operations and upholding tourism, the Caribbean island’s most important industry.
Increased aircraft parking
Faced with increasing demand for aircraft parking, SXM Airport decided to convert an existing car parking lot into a new apron designed to accommodate one Boeing 747 or two Boeing 757 aircraft.
We were asked to design the civil and electrical infrastructure, and provide assistance with plans and specifications to support the tender and bid process. Our mandate also involves producing designs for a new pavement structure for larger aircraft to prevent future reinforcement, a surface water drainage and storm water system, and a new security fence around the new apron.
Deep pavement surface distress repair
Our second mandate involved acting as the owner’s engineer for pavement repairs on Runway 10. We investigated the cause of surface distress, designed various rehabilitation options, and supported the tender process by producing pre-qualification and expression of interest documents, and then assessing bidders.
During the implementation, we managed the project and reviewed the work phasing to ensure minimum impact on airfield operations. Other responsibilities included standards compliance, quality assurance, quality control and construction inspection.