St Helena Government

ST Helena Airport Stakeholder Engagement Forum

Press Release   •   Aug 26, 2015 09:54 GMT

The SEF is a chance for members of the public to update themselves on Airport progress and find out more information from members of the Basil Read, Project Management Unit and SHG Access Office teams.

PMU Manager Andreas Huber commented:

“These quarterly Stakeholder Engagement Forums are held to ensure that everyone is able to access information and updates on the St Helena Airport.

“The Airport will impact everyone on the Island and it is important that all stakeholders are kept informed and have a forum where they can put their questions to project team members. I would encourage anyone with an interest in St Helena Airport to come along on the night.”

Topics for discussion at next week’s SEF will focus on:

  • Calibration Flights
  • Road Safety Awareness on the Access Road
  • Environmental issues surrounding the Airport

The meeting is open to all, and following the presentations, members of the public will be able to ask any questions they may have regarding St Helena Airport.

Anyone requiring further information on the meeting can call PMU Manager, Andreas Huber on tel: 24391.

In November 2011, St Helena Government signed a Design, Build and Operate (DBO) contract with Basil Read (Pty) Ltd. The contract included £201.5 million for the design and construction of the airport, 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 provide it 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.