SCASPA and Pier contractor heading to International Court of Arbitration

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 23, 2019 (SKNVIBES): “

THE St. Christopher Air and Seaports Authority (SCASPA) and the company contracted to construct the second cruise pier in Basseterre are heading to the International Court of Arbitration due to a cost overrun of US$7M.

This disclosure was made during a recent media brief following a tour of the construction site for the new berthing facility.While confirming that the request for the US$7M cost overrun was denied by SCASPA, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. Ian Liburd disclosed that the matter has been placed before the London-based International Court of Arbitration.
“The contractor, through its wisdom and its own deliberation, has claimed for unforeseen conditions. We have said that this is a design and build contract [and] the onus or the burden has to be on the contractor who is building the project [sic] to anticipate unforeseen physical conditions.

 

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