Ballast Nedam International Projects starts local collaborations on St. Martin

Ballast Nedam International Projects has signed a contract with local subcontractor WE-C for the renovation of the airport on St. Maarten. This new partner will be responsible for a part of the mechanical and electrical scope. This cooperation fits with Ballast Nedam's vision of working with local people and companies wherever possible.

By actively seeking out cooperation with local people and companies, we are not only building a renewed airport on St. Maarten, but also sharing knowledge, creating work opportunities and establishing good cooperation. "We are combining our international expertise with local experience. On this project, the vast majority of our teams are made up of St. Maarten residents. We expect to have about 170 to 200 local people working at peak times," says Roy van Eijsden, CEO Ballast Nedam International Projects.

In order to connect these people and talents to the project, we are organising job fairs on the island. The first job fair has already taken place, at which we were able to meet many potential team members.

The latest standards

On the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, Ballast Nedam International Projects is building a completely renovated terminal for the Princes Juliana International Airport. This new terminal will enable the island to welcome and transport its passengers according to the latest standards.

This renovation is urgently needed, as in 2017 Hurricane Irma caused severe damage throughout the island and the airport terminal in particular. Ballast Nedam International Projects is renovating the entire airport terminal, including the facade, windows, check-in hall, check-in counters, security areas, departure gates, arrival hall, business lounge, offices and installations. Ultimately, the terminal will have a modern look with the latest techniques.

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