Sandy Bottom Small Ports Project

Photo credit: Rendel
The single largest investment in the history of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force


Rendel was awarded an Employer’s Representative contract for the provision of specialist marine consultancy services on three new ports facilities to accommodate the new Royal Bahamas Defence Force fleet.

This contract formed part of a US$200m investment by the Government of the Bahamas to upgrade ageing naval infrastructure and its fleet of small patrol vessels.

Rendel’s services included provision of procurement and contract advice, a detailed engineering review and construction supervision.

Work commenced in June 2014. The detailed engineering review was largely be carried out in the Bahamas, with two permanent resident engineers on site during the construction supervision phase.

Works included the construction of three small ports, sea walls, sea defences and associated infrastructure. Rendel worked in partnership with Paul E Hanna & Associates, based in Nassau, Bahamas, continuing a relationship that spans 20 years.