Ranking for 2016: 23
Industry Sector: Transportation
Specific Sector: Port
Range: $1 billion - $5 billion
Project Value: $2,000,000,000
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Private
Location: Delta, British Columbia
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2023
This is a proposed new three-berth container terminal that would provide additional capacity of 2.4 million TEUs per year to meet the port’s forecast demand until 2030. The project would be approximately 5.5 kilometres offshore, northwest of the existing Roberts Bank terminal facilities. The new rectangular terminal would have a berth length of 1,300 metres, long enough for the mooring of three ships, and a width of 700 metres to support terminal components, such as a container storage yard and rail intermodal yard. The existing causeway would also be widened to accommodate road and rail improvements, and the tug basin at Deltaport would be expanded.
As part of the environmental assessment process for the project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority submitted an environmental impact statement for the project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in March 2015. The document’s conclusions are being reviewed by an independent review panel. Subject to environmental approval, permit approvals, and a final investment decision, construction.