Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

Rank 2022


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: 2030

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 is a proposed new three-berth container terminal in Delta, British Columbia that would provide additional capacity of 2.4 million TEUs per year to ensure that Canada is able to meet trade plans and objectives through to the mid- to late-2030s. The project would be located approximately 5.5 kilometres offshore in deep, subtidal waters to minimize environmental effects. The new terminal would have a berth length of up to 1,300 metres, long enough for the mooring of three ships, and a width of up to 700 metres to support terminal components, such as a container storage yard and rail intermodal yard. The existing causeway would be widened to accommodate road and rail improvements, and the tug basin at existing Roberts Bank terminals 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 port authority is responding to an information request made by the federal government and is hopeful that a decision on the project can be made soon after a response has been provided. The request for qualifications to begin the design-build procurement process will be issued after the government approves the project.

Project Owner: Port Metro Vancouver

Engineer: Moffatt & Nichol (owner’s engineer), Stantec (engineering and design)

Project/Construction Manager: Collings Johnston Inc. (program management), Hatch (project controls)

Environmental Services: Hemmera; Golder (a member of WSP); and Ecofish Research (environmental assessment and permitting); AECOM (habitat restoration advisory services)

Other Key Players: KPMG (procurement advisory), Hamburg Port Consultants (terminal operations)

Legal: Blake, Cassels & Graydon (counsel to owner); Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (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. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is funding the initial planning and environmental assessment phase of the proposed project. The project will be funded by the port authority and private investment.

2022 Rank: 38

2021 Rank: 33

2020 Rank: 30

2019 Rank: 27

2018 Rank: 25

2017 Rank: 23

2016 Rank: 23

2015 Rank: 23


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