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St Maarten Cruise Liner Terminal, St Maarten (Caribbean)

St Maarten Cruise Liner Terminal, St Maarten

  • Client Name: Ballast Nedam-Per Aarsleff Joint Venture (BNPA)
  • Client Sector: Infrastructure
  • Project Value: US$75 Million
  • Services Provided: Cost Management & Hurricane Damage Assessment
  • Project Size: 17,000sq.m
  • Architect: Lievense N.V.
  • Contractor: Ballest Nedam-Per Aarsleff Joint Venture (BNPA)

Reclamation of 17,000sq.m of land to provide space for the arrival of more cruise passengers, new recreational and commercial facilities.

A Prefab Yard was constructed on site to produce prefabricated concrete elements. These were used in the construction of a Breakwater, Cargo Area, Cruise Area and Cruise Jetty and form essential protection from the storms and hurricanes prevalent to the area.

The appointment was within 3 weeks of the hurricane, by the contractor, to set up and implement a system of recording the actual time spent and assessing costs in relation to the recovery works.

The role was site based and the team were responsible for recording, assimilating and presenting all actual costs in an auditable format for presentation to the Contractors C.A.R insurance loss adjuster, and to successfully negotiate a fair settlement.

The role involved liaising with the Contractor’s Project Manager, the directors of the JV, the Employer’s Engineer, the Insurance Underwriter’s engaged Loss Adjuster, Specialist sub-contractors, the Contractors in-house Contracts and Insurance experts, and the like.

Key Issues

This project commenced in September 2007 and was completed in 2009.

The project was struck during construction by “Hurricane Omar??? in October 2008, causing extensive damage to the in-completed Jetty and surrounding works, and costing the project a 3 month delay.


Client Benefit

The outcome was the expedient agreement of recovery of verified costs in the order of $7.5Million USD achieved by the professional and analytical team members on the ground.

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