According to officials at the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA), the new addition is expected to efficiently house the standby generator for the Silver Hills Communication site to improve Montserrat’s communication network resilience in the event the island should be impacted by a natural or man-made event.
Senior Disaster Management Coordinator Astrid Wade says the construction of the new generator room will be a permanent structure and will address health and safety concerns and will improve the structural integrity of the existing temporary site.
The site facilitates several entities Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO), ZJB Radio Montserrat, Montserrat Royal Police Service (RMPS), John A Osborne Airport, Amateur Radio Operators, Department of Information Technology & E-Government Services (DITES), FLOW and the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA).
The expansion project started on Monday, May 29th, 2019 and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2019.
The work is carried out by Contractor Wilbert Lawrence.