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Montserrat Port Development

Design and construction of an essential component for regional tourism and trade

  • $24M

    Construction Value

  • Little Bay, Montserrat

    Little Bay, Montserrat

After a devastating volcanic eruption buried the original, we worked to improve the port’s safety, accessibility, and resilience

Following the mid-90s Soufriere Hills volcano eruptions, the main port at Little Bay was buried. Although a small emergency jetty was constructed in 1997, a new permanent harbour would be required to provide an essential component of the tourism industry and growth of commercial trade for the island.

To begin developing Montserrat Port, Stantec was selected from a public international competition as the most technically qualified firm to undertake the role of owner’s engineer for the Design-Build project. Our scope of work included port engineering and design for the breakwater, wharf, ro-ro ramp, shore protection, dredging, and navigation. Geotechnical engineering responsibilities included foundations, and slope stabilization. We also performed environmental and social impact assessments and management plans, along with climate risk and vulnerability assessments. We executed concept development to meet available international funding from the Caribbean Development Bank and UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund.

The Montserrat Port development provides a safe, accessible harbour that aims to improve the efficiency and resilience of the facilities. The construction phase was also estimated to create employment opportunities and boost other sectors of the region’s economy.

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Harold Westerman, Sector Lead, Ports and Marine Terminals

Our ports and marine terminals practice is not just about designing port infrastructure – it’s about understanding our client’s operations, and the overall shipping industry and supply chain, to enhance their customer’s experience.
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Harold  Westerman

Sector Lead, Ports and Marine Terminals

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