Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

Rank 2021


Image Credit: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Port

Project Value: $2 billion

Funding Source: Private

Private Funding: $2 billion

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Delta

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

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 (EA) 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 Environmental Assessment and public consultation for the project are ongoing.

Project Owner: Port Metro Vancouver

Engineer: Parsons; Tetra Tech

Project/Construction Manager: WorleyParsons (project management); WSP (construction management, quality assurance, reporting to the project manager, construction contract administration, geomatic scanning); Hatch (project manager)

Environmental Services: Hemmera (supporting project planning and leading the EA); WSP (air quality assessment); Golder

Other Key Players: Aon; Deloitte; Hanscomb (cost consultant)

Supplier Other: Blake, Cassels & Graydon (counsel to owner); Borden Ladner Gervais (legal advisor); Norton Rose Fulbright (Proponent team in the Terminal Operator RFP)

Legal: Blake, Cassels & Graydon (counsel to owner); Borden Ladner Gervais (legal advisor)

Financing Detail: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is a financially self-sufficient corporation established by the Government of Canada in accordance with the Canada Marine Act. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is funding the initial planning and environmental assessment phase of the proposed project; funding for construction land and terminal equipment will be obtained from private sources through a competitive process.

2020 Rank: 30

2019 Rank: 27

2018 Rank: 25

2017 Rank: 23

2016 Rank: 23

2015 Rank: 23


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