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Phase 2 North Expansion, DP World Prince Rupert

  • Project Type
  • Container Terminal
  • Client
  • DP World Prince Rupert
  • Project Value
  • Not Available Confidential
  • Project Period
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Current Status
  • Completed
  • Services
  • Master Plan • Feasibility Study • Detailed Design • Site Supervision • Project Management


CGR was commissioned to develop a staged master plan for the Phase 2 North expansion of Fairview Container Terminal located in Prince Rupert in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. It is a dedicated intermodal (ship to rail) container terminal in North America, with Phase 1 designed to move in excess of 500,000 TEU per year. The terminal is uniquely designed to efficiently handle the largest concentration of intermodal rail business, with rail destination including as far away as Toronto, Detroit and Memphis.

The terminal commenced operations in 2007 and has grown rapidly. The extension of the terminal included construction of a new berth, pavements, gate complex and an increase in the length of railway lines on dock. This involved co-operation with Canadian National Railway (CN), Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) and the local First Nations communities.

CGR prepared the detailed design of the Phase 2 North expansion of the terminal and provided site supervision and project management services during construction. The project has expanded the wharf to 800m in length and enabled an increase in throughput capacity to 1.3 million TEU per annum.

The scope of works included:

  • Dredging
  • Reclamation of 3ha of land at the north end of the terminal
  • Site clearing and demolition
  • Construction of a 155m long and 40m wide piled concrete wharf
  • Widening of 250m section of wharf by 20m
  • Modification of the Small Craft Harbours breakwater and float
  • Construction of a mooring dolphin and walkway
  • Excavation/construction of a container yard east of the terminal
  • A new gate complex
  • Upgrade of the rail capacity
  • Modifications and extensions of the existing electrical infrastructure

The project provided a second deep-water berth, four additional gantry cranes and land reclamation to expand the container yard. On-dock rail track length was also expanded through densification of the current track configuration supported by a rubber-tyred gantry crane operation. The Phase 2 North was officially opened on 29 August 2017.

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