Port Metro Vancouver and DP World are jointly proposing to increase the capacity at Centerm container terminal, from approximately 900,000 TEU to between 1.5 million TEU.
The proposed project includes:
o reconfiguration of the container yard
o extension of the intermodal rail yard
o new truck in-gates
o a multi-storey parking structure
The Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project have received a project permit from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority following a thorough environmental review. The permit includes 86 conditions, which the projects must meet to ensure they do not result in significant adverse environmental effects. Receiving this permit is an important step towards project approvals.
Another milestone is that Centennial Expansion Partners (CXP) has been identified as the Design Build Contractor with the best value proposal. CXP is an unincorporated joint venture between Dragados Canada, Inc. (Dragados), Jacob Bros. Construction Inc. (Jacob Bros.) and Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD). Commercially confidential negotiations are underway.
rendering of proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (left side)
The 1,156 km “TransMountain Pipeline System” was originally completed in 1952. Since that time, the pipeline capacity has been increased a number of times by twinning parts of the line and adding associated facilities. In April 2012 Kinder Morgan Canada announced it will proceed with plans to expand the existing TransMountain system following receipt of strong commitments from its commercial customers.
The preliminary scope of the project includes:
The proposed expansion will increase capacity on TransMountain from approximately 300,000 barrels/day to about 890,000 barrels/day.
$5.4 billion (capital cost)
The Federal Government approved the project on November 29, 2016.