International engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed by the Cayman Islands Central Tenders Committee to provide civil engineering consultancy services for the proposed George Town cruise berthing facility.
The company won the bid to undertake civil engineering design works, which will assist with determining the cost of the piers to achieve the least possible environmental impact.
Following government’s decision to review the original pier proposals, the concept designs were reworked by BAIRD and the Ministry of Tourism has received confirmation that repositioning and constructing the piers in deeper water would require less dredging and hence lessen the impact on the environment.
The next stage in the process is to determine the performance standards and specifications of construction.
The design works to be completed will better inform the costs of the project and this is expected to be known early in the fourth quarter of the year.