Centerm Expansion Project

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Port

Project Value: $454 million

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $454 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Vancouver

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2023

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is leading the Centerm Expansion Project to help meet increasing demand for containers shipped through the Port of Vancouver. It will increase container handling ability at Centerm Terminal by two-thirds, from 900,000 20-foot equivalent unit containers (TEUs) to 1.5 million TEUs. By increasing the terminal footprint by only 15 per cent and rearranging the terminal operations, the terminal will be able to handle more than 60 per cent increase in containers. The port authority is also leading the South Shore Access Project, which will improve port road and rail infrastructure. The improvements to port roads include extending Waterfront Road to connect it to Centennial Road and building the Centennial Road overpass. The Centennial Road overpass, completed in July of 2021, is a 600-metre two-lane elevated viaduct structure that will enable vehicle traffic to pass over two existing railway crossings. The new overpass will improve public safety, ensure more reliable commutes and better emergency response, reduce congestion, reduce GHG emissions and create job opportunities.

Project Owner: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Engineer: AECOM (Owner); Hatch/Moffat and Nichols (Contractor); Stantec (design)

Contractor: Hatch; Moffat and Nichol; EXP; Mott Electric; PNR; Clearview; Hemmera; VIA

Project/Construction Manager: Centennial Expansion Partners (CXP), a joint-venture between Dragados Canada, Jacob Brothers Construction, and Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc.

Other Key Players: WSP; AECOM; HKA PBX Engineering; Klohn Crippen Berger; RAM Engineering; Guidewire, Allman Safety

2022 Rank: 96

2021 Rank: 92

2020 Rank: 93

2019 Rank: 91


Platinum Elite (20+ Projects)
Platinum (10-19 Projects)
Gold (6-9 Projects)
Silver (3-5 Projects)
Bronze (1-2 Projects)