BVIAA – Terrance B Lettsome International Airport Expansion – British Virgin Islands - Project Profile

BVIAA – Terrance B Lettsome International Airport Expansion – British Virgin Islands - Project Profile


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The Government of the British Virgin Islands (GOBVI), through the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), is undertaking the Expansion of Terrance B Lettsome International Airport in British Virgin Islands.

The project involves expansion of an existing airport facility.

It includes the upgrade and expansion of the passenger terminal, expansion of aircraft ramp, an extension of a the existing runway, construction of an intermodal transportation center, a sewage treatment plant, a new FBO facility, a crafts and gift shop, relocation of the fire fighting system, and upgrade of car parking facility.

The project will be sponsored by Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour.

In July 2012, GOBVI invited expressions of interest (EOIs) from the companies to register their interest for the design, build and finance basis. A total of 17 companies has registered their interest for the proposed project.

In August 2012, five companies including Sir Robert McAlpine (Holdings) Ltd, China Communication Construction Company Ltd, IDL Group in consortium with ADC Company, GLF Construction Corporation, and The Walsh Group were selected as pre-qualified bidders.

On August 31, 2012, the Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued for the five pre-qualified bidders with September 2012 as the submission deadline.

GOBVI signed contracts with Indigo Engineering Group Caribbean Ltd. (Indigo) to provide consultancy and project management services on August 1, 2012, and November 15, 2012.

The proposals must meet engineering, construction, financial, environmental and sustainable development and legal acceptability.

The bid evaluation committee of British Virgin Islands Government has requested more information in regards to the engineering, environmental and legal aspects of the project from pre-qualified companies a new deadline for the return of the proposals was determined as February 28, 2013.

In July 2013, the bids submitted by the bidders on the project were higher than expected by the government. The lowest bid was put up by Sir Robert McAlpine (Holdings) Ltd (US$377.17), followed by the Walsh Group US (US$387.84) and China Communication Construction Company Ltd (US$415.54).

Baker & McKenzie was appointed as legal advisor, Ricondo & Associates as a planning consultant and Consulmar as engineering consultant on the project.

In July 2014, the government approved the project and announced that the project will be developed, financed and operated by a private firm in a concession awarded by the Government.

Two firms submitted their final bids to undertake the project namely Sir Robert McAlpine (Holdings) Ltd. and IDL Group of Canada in consortium with ADC from the British Virgin Islands, and China Communication Construction Company (CCC) Limited.

CCC was the lowest bidder with a bid amount of US$155 million compared to IDL Group with a bid amount of US$195 million.

In December 2016, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has been selected as the preferred bidder.

GOBVI is in negotiation with CCCC for the construction contract. The project is facing delay due to political issuses.


The project involves the expansion of existing airport facilities at Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

The US$153 million project includes the following:

1. Extension of the existing runway

2. Construction of taxiway system

3. Construction of a new FBO facility

4. Construction of a crafts and gift shop

5. Construction of transport service centre

6. Construction of a transportation intermodal center

7. Construction of sewage treatment plant

8. Expansion of passenger terminal

9. Expansion of aircraft ramp

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