2016 Report details for project: St Helena Airport

Project name: St Helena Airport - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DFID (D8) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The project aims to establish sustainable air services to St Helena to promote economic development and increased financial self-sufficiency, leading eventually to graduation from UK budgetary support. This will be done through the construction of an airport and the introduction of scheduled air services. The project also includes support to the operation of the airport for a period of ten years and the construction of a wharf. The project will put in place the necessary legal, regulatory and monitoring framework, and includes a series of reforms to be implemented by the St Helena Government to open up the island to inward investment and increased tourism.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Delivery Confidence Assessment rating at the last Gateway Review (April 2014) was Amber/Green. However, the Senior Responsible Owner, with the agreement of the Project Board, reduced the rating to Amber in September 2015 in light of significant issues with the navigational equipment (now resolved) and delays to achieving readiness for airport certification. Action has been taken to allocate additional resources to address these issues.
Start date: 2005-03-15
End date: 2026-08-31
Schedule text: By end September 2015, construction of the airport was more than 90% complete, with all infrastructure at the airport expected to be ready for operations by end February 2016. Commissioning of permanent fuel facilities is unlikely until later in 2016, but contingency measures have been put in place to ensure the supply of aviation fuel. Currently the project is running to time for airport opening in mid 2016, and to budget, although significant challenges remain.
Baseline: £25.98m
Forecast: £25.56m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £445.17m
WLCost text: The whole life costs cover the 40 year design life of the airport. The costs are attributable to both the UK Government and St Helena Government; with UK Government commitment due to cease in 2026 after 10 years of airport operations. Areas of expenditure included when calculating the whole-life cost are: planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, asset renewal and/or disposal. As the project is forecasting so far into the future (2046) there are high levels of uncertainty pertaining to some of the costs.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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