No delay or addition to budget will be made in response to the faced loss in, which has cost about $1.2 million to repair, due to a fault in wiring and cable being installed.
It was inspected that the requirements listed down by National Fire Protection Association were not comprehensively followed by the insulation that was used in wiring and cable being installed in the subway extension.
Now, a 31% increase in the authority's contract with Wellington Power Corp. will be essential to rip out inadequate material and to install cable that meets the code requirements. The authority committee has agreed to this raise.
Winston Simmonds, the authority's Engineering Officer said that the qualifications prepared by AECOM project designer, were defective. The company has notified its insurance carrier, whereas, the authority has alerted the company of its intention to recuperate the costs stemmed from the blunder. This turned out to be an amicable resolution of the matter.
Contingency funds, already budgeted for the $528.8 million connector project will cover the added cost of the loss. And the project has been decided to conclude by 2012, extending Downtown subway to the North Shore.