AECOM to conduct feasibility study for Prince Rupert port expansion

AECOM has been selected by DP World Prince Rupert Inc. (DP World) to conduct a feasibility and design study for the development of the second container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert Port Authority

“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 undergoing expansion.

By working symbiotically with these existing terminals, the Second Terminal is anticipated to double the Port of Prince Rupert’s overall container capacity, adding at least two million twenty-foot equivalent units annually.

AECOM will undertake a study of the project to determine the technical and financial feasibility of developing the terminal, together with the baseline studies that will be required for environmental approvals.

Also, AECOM’s scope of services and key components of the feasibility study are expected to encompass the development of a preferred operational plan and examination of alternatives and:

  • 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;
  • risk review and mitigation.

Once complete, the terminal will be a low impact, fully electric terminal that combines leading edge technologies with a unique intermodal operating model to facilitate an efficient and sustainable transportation network.