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In November 2011, St Helena Government signed a Design, Build and Operate (DBO) contract with Basil Read (Pty) Ltd for the St Helena Airport in the amount of £201.5 million for the design and construction of the airport, and an additional amount of up to £10 million on shared risk contingency and £35.1 million for ten years of operation, The project aims to provide air services to St Helena, fulfilling the UK Government’s commitment to maintaining access to the Island, and at the same time providing St Helena with a real opportunity for economic growth through tourism. Both the St Helena Government and the UK Government hope that this will lead to eventual financial self-sustainability for St Helena. The Access Office is the functional link between the Airport Project and the St Helena Government and other key stakeholders. Since the signing of the contract, the airport project has progressed in achieving many milestones.  Below are a few of the outstanding accomplishments:

  • SHG and DFID announced on 16 March 2015 the appointment of Comair Limited as the preferred bidder for the provision of air service to St Helena
  • The final rock blast for the St Helena Airport Project took place at the Airport site, Prosperous Bay Plain, at 5.20pm on Friday 20 March 2015
  • The 3 November 2014, marked the 3rd anniversary of the Airport Project
  • On the 30 August 2014, after 22 months Dry Gut reached the 100% mark
  • The 14km Haul Road from Rupert’s Valley to the airport site at Prosperous Bay Plain finished on Friday 31 August 2012
  • On Tuesday 10 July 2012 the NP Glory 4 was the first ever ship to moor alongside St Helena at Rupert’s jetty

The airport project has celebrated four anniversaries.  For the latest news please click on the Airport Update: St Helena Airport Update 83

St Helena Airport Project – Annual Environmental Report 2016 – 2018

Safety Newsletter 

Safety newsletter Issue 1 – GP edit- 2

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