AECOM to conduct feasibility study for Prince Rupert’s second container terminal

Ontario Construction News staff writer

AECOM has been selected by DP World Prince Rupert Inc. to conduct a feasibility and design study for development of the second container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert. Once complete, the terminal will be a low impact, fully electric terminal with a unique intermodal operating model.

“We’re incredibly pleased to work with DP World, and the Prince Rupert Port Authority on this exciting step towards the development of a new container terminal in Prince Rupert,” said Marc Devlin, chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region. “Prince Rupert’s second terminal is envisioned to be a truly unique facility employing advanced technology, resilient infrastructure, and sustainable best practices.

“As a global leader in planning and implementing cutting edge solutions on large port and terminal projects, we look forward to applying our world-class technical expertise on this transformational endeavor.”

DP World Prince Rupert will operate the planned Logistics Park on Ridley Island and currently operates the Fairview Container Terminal, which is currently being expanded. By working with these existing terminals, the Second Terminal is expected to double overall container capacity, adding at least two million twenty-foot equivalent units annually.

AECOM will study the project to determine technical and financial feasibility of developing the site, and complete baseline studies required for environmental approvals.

“We are creating a fully integrated trade ecosystem within port boundaries, which will become the preferred option for Canadian exporters and importers,” said said Maksim Mihic, CEO & general manager, of DP World. “This second terminal will also set a new standard for sustainable operations – with minimal environmental and community impact.

“We are pleased to have AECOM conduct the feasibility study of this critical Canadian trade infrastructure.”

AECOM is expected to complete a preferred operational plan and examination of alternatives; examination of operating costs; review of technologies and green energy plans; review of area roads and rail networks; geotechnical and other site investigations to inform development and design recommendations; review with BC Hydro to determine power needs; environmental investigations; project permitting; preliminary design; cost estimating; project scheduling; and risk review and mitigation.


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