Fairview Container Terminal (Prince Rupert Container Terminal Expansion)

Rank 2024


Image Credit: BC Coast Pilots

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Port

Project Value: $820 million

Funding Source: Private

Private Funding: $820 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Prince Rupert

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2017

This project consists of the expansion of the existing port into a stateof-the-art container terminal. Once completed, the new terminal will occupy 200 acres of land and be capable of handling 1.2 million twentyfoot equivalent units annually. The project is comprised of two phases. The container terminal itself was in 2013’s list, but this year, all aspects of the expansion project have been included.

Phase 1 was completed in late 2007 and cost $170 million. It consisted of three 120-metre-high cranes capable of handling 500,000 TEUs annually. A comprehensive study report for Phase 2 was completed in late 2012. Planned investment for the Phase 2 development totals $650 million
(just the container terminal, listed by itself in 2013’s list) and includes a $90-million Road Rail Utility Corridor, which started construction in March 2013. This corridor includes construction of five parallel rail tracks, a two-lane roadway, and a port-owned power distribution system along an eight-kilometre corridor.

Maher Terminals operated the terminal from its opening until 2015, when DP World Canada purchased the right to operate the terminal. Construction is expected to be completed by 2017.

Project Owner: DP World

Environmental Services: SNC-Lavalin

Other Key Players: Stantec (environmental mitigation strategy report); Golder Associates (geotechnical); McElhanney (survey/geomatics services); Aon (risk advisor/broker for preferred proponent); Cullen Grummitt & Roe (engineering design and project management); Moffatt and Nichol (detail design review); Armtec

2017 Rank: 58

2016 Rank: 58

2015 Rank: 58

2014 Rank: 52