Ranking for 2013: 74
Industry Sector: Transportation
Specific Sector: Port
Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion
Project Value: $650,000,000
Government Funds Involved: N/A
Funding Source: Private
Location: Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2014
This expansion is being undertaken to accommodate the continued growth in export traffic anticipated over the next decade. The 32 ha Phase 2 expansion of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal will upgrade the Port’s total capacity to 2 million Twenty foot Equivalent Units (TEUs). It will be directly serviced by CN Rail.
Some concerns were initially raised about the original environmental impact statement and new mitigation measures have since been drafted. Construction should begin after all regulatory approvals have been received. It is expected to be complete by 2015.