Port Modernisation Project (CDB-2019-MODERNPORTSVG)

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 1, 2019
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Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 110.07 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 185.34 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ CDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the CDB, this project will construct new cargo port facilities and associated access roads on reclaimed land near the existing Kingstown Harbour, providing essential climate resilient infrastructure for economic activity on the island. A new marine sewer line will protect and improve the sustainability of the surrounding marine environment.
The project will increase the efficiency of port services, and facilitate economic growth, while protecting the marine
environment and providing livelihood support for project-affected persons.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

The UK CIF Resources will finance the project with an amount of USD 32,482,000, and the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with an amount of USD 104.8 million.
Accordingly, the total project cost should be about USD 250.8 million.

The data reported on this tab is approximate, due to incosistency of information between the project disclosure and the project documents.

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

According to Bloomberg, Aecon Group Inc. is a construction and infrastructure development company that provides services to private and public sector clients. The Company conducts operations throughout Canada and internationally. Aecon provides services such as development and project financing, design and engineering, procurement and construction, and operation and facility management.

On the company's website, it is stated that Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH "offer[s] the full range of consulting and planning services of the consulting engineer. This includes all engineering services from the initial evaluation through all planning stages and on to construction supervision on site."

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Aecon Group Inc Contractor Construction
- - - - Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH Contractor Construction

Contact Information
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CDB Team Leaders:

Andrew Dupigny - Head, Infrastructure Partnerships, Office of the Vice-President (Operations)
Email: dupigna@caribank.org

Mr. Daniel Best - Director, Projects Department 
Email: bestd@caribank.org
Phone: +246 431-1710

Mr. L. O'Reilly Lewis - Division Chief, Economic Infrastructure Division

Implementing Agency - The Ministry of National Security, Air and Sea Port Development:

Address: 4th Floor, Administrative Centre, Bay Street, Kingstown, Saint Vincent
Email: office.natsec@mail.gov.vc
Phone: +784 457-1426
Fax: +784 457-2152
Website: https://security.gov.vc/security/

Executing Agency - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Port Authority:

Lenski Douglas, Project Coordinator (Ag.)
Email: ldouglas@svgpa.com
Website: https://svgpa.com/home/

Contractors -

Aecon Construction Group Inc:

Address: 20 Carlson Court, Suite 105, Toronto, ON M9W 7K6
Phone: +1 (416) 297 2600
Email: aecon@aecon.com
Website: https://www.aecon.com/

Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH:

Address: Teilfeld 5, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)40 36 12 01-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 36 12 01-28
Website: https://www.sellhorn-hamburg.de/en/


Complaints about suspected fraud and/or corruption may be submitted to the Office of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability. Allegations may be made by a variety of sources including staff, consultants, contractors, and other persons who may consider themselves participants in, witness to or victims of wrongdoing.

To make a complaint, access the following webpage: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/55678/index.html.


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