Meridian Construction Ltd was the Caribbean marine contractor engaged by the St. John’s Development Corporation Heritage Quay, Antigua to undertake the construction of the Heritage Quay Cruise Pier to accommodate the berthing of Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas on the northern side of the pier.
The pier modifications consisted of constructing a 300′ long by 38′ wide pile supported extension at the west end of the pier. In addition, mooring and fender blocks were installed on the north side of the extension and existing pier. Mooring dolphins and access catwalks were also constructed.
Working in partnership with BEA Architects, BEA Meridian signed the design/build contract on April 13, 2016 and delivered phase 1 of the project within budget and on time for the inaugural docking on December 3, 2016 of the largest ship ever to dock in Antigua – the Anthem of the Seas. The Royal Caribbean International Quantum class vessel is the fifth largest in the world and the second largest class of passenger ships behind only the Oasis class.
Meridian is contracted to undertake the dredging of the turning basin and the dredging and sheet piling of the North berth.