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ROY R. MORRIS, roymorris@nationnews.com

Added 29 April 2015

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Digging and loading boulders at Vaucluse quarry for delivery to the Bridgetown Port. (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)

OFFICIALS AT THE BRIDGETOWN PORT have begun a $50 million expansion project that will significantly raise the profile of local construction firms.

The job, which involves a 75-metre expansion of Berth 5, is being undertaken entirely by local firms, the first time such a port construction project would have taken place here without major involvement of overseas port building expertise.

Operations manager with Barbados Port Inc. (BPI), Ian Stewart, explained to the MIDWEEK NATION that the primary contractors undertaking the work were C.O. Williams Construction, Preconco Ltd and marine construction specialists Marenco Ltd.

Project manager for C.O. Williams, Ron Dreyer, said he was confident the three-week-old venture would be completed on time and on budget. (RRM)

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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