October 2, 2009
IADC gets equipment from Britain

The pace at which work is being done on the Argyle International Airport will pick up speed during the month of October, when the International Airport Development Company (IADC) increases its complement of equipment.{{more}}

The IADC has bought a number of pieces of used heavy earthmoving equipment to add to its fleet to ensure that construction work on the airport is completed by March 2012.

This week will see the arrival of two motor scrapers, purchased from Politiri Holdings Ltd of Canada, and two of 12 trucks, previously owned by the British Army, and bought from the British firm L. Jackson & Co. The other 10 trucks are scheduled to arrive in St Vincent over the next few weeks.

The IADC has already begun earthworks on the 2nd kilometre of the airport runway, as well as the area for the terminal building and other landside facilities. With this additional equipment and the increased workday to 12 hours for field workers, the volume of work done every day will rise significantly in the coming months.

Earlier this year, IADC purchased from its own resources several pieces of used equipment, which are now fully utilized on the project site. Additional equipment is still needed and the company is continuing to source such.