Manila Int’l Airport

Project Type: Floatel
Project Location: Manila Bay, Philippines
Date: 2021-today
Cabins: 635


In 2021, during the height of the COVID-19 global pandemic, a leading global dredging and offshore contractor required self-contained workforce accommodation and related services on the water for more than 1,000 workers in the Philippines. The contractor had received a contract for a €1.5 billion land development project for the Manila International Airport with preparatory work scheduled to commence in 2021, and required safe, secure accommodation near the large, cosmopolitan area for a variety of engineers, international workers and corporate executives, and transportation to move workers to the worksite.


To meet the requirements for safe, secure, luxury accommodation close to the worksite, Bridgemans mobilized to source and retrofit MV Saga to provide workforce accommodation on the water for more than 1,000 people – all in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In doing so, Bridgemans showed its team is capable of delivering fully turnkey, move-in-ready workforce housing under the most trying conditions in remote and challenging locations around the world. MV Saga offers 635 deluxe cabins with private washrooms, offices and meeting rooms with Internet and satellite connections, a 500-seat dining room, a 200-seat auditorium, and sports, recreation and entertainment facilities.

Meanwhile, more than 75 experienced Bridgemans crew members provide housekeeping, security, and premium catering services onboard MV Saga. In addition, a Bridgemans support vessel, MV Padas, provides daily crew transportation and cargo deliveries between the Bridgemans Floatel and the mainland.