St Helena

The project includes a 1 950m long concrete runway plus aprons for two aircraft, taxiways and a bulk fuel installation. The International Terminal Building covers an area of 2 500m². The combined building, ATC tower and Fire Department covers and area of 1 250m². Temporary works necessary to enable construction include a temporary jetty and moorings, a temporary fuel farm, accommodation camp for for over 100 personnel, workshops, stores, offices and laydown areas. The Island’s remoteness, limited skills availability and infrastructure capacity to supply a once-off construction project of this size meant that a new supply chain had to be developed from the African mainland. This has included the chartering of a specialist vessel, the construction of berthing and uploading facilities. The Airport is due to commence operating in February 2016.