Center Terminal Redevelopment Phase 2

– Location: Vancouver, BC
– Owner: DP World Prince Rupert
– Completed: 2006
– Value: $45M

GIG partner companies, FRPD and BEL Contracting participated in the reconstruction of the Centerm Terminal on the South side of Burrard Inlet. This project involved a major upgrade to the existing container terminal facility to expand the operating capacity, including both land and marine construction.

FRPD’s scope included:

  • 120m Berth extension 
  • Dredging to deepen the Berth to minus 15.5m depth
  • Tie-back anchors
  • 42” diameter pipe piles,
  • Cast in place concrete deck structure
  • Vibro densification ground improvement
  • Site services

BEL Contracting’s scope included:

  • Excavation and site grading
  • Utility installation for sanitary, storm and water
  • Civil electrical installation including concrete encased ducts and pre-cast chambers
  • Grading and gravel installation for concrete gantry crane rails and
    asphalt surfaces and
    installation of pre-cast storm water treatment chambers for ocean outfalls.


  • Reconstruction of a major container facility without disruption to marine,
    rail and trucking operations
  • Adhering to strict environmental requirements protecting air and water quality
  • Due to heavy design loading in the container facility, stringent quality
    control guidelines and practices needed to be followed