In April 2023, the federal government approved Roberts Bank Terminal 2, led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The future marine container terminal in Delta, B.C. is now moving forward, and we are looking for experienced and diverse partners to help deliver one of Canada’s most important and sustainable trade-enabling infrastructure programs. From construction to terminal operation to environmental mitigation, every component of this program is crucial to its success.
Leveraging our deep experience building top-tier sustainable infrastructure
Our experience in planning and delivering high-quality, sustainable infrastructure runs deep. For over a decade, we have led and supported many forward-looking projects in the Vancouver gateway to help meet the demand of growing trade through the Port of Vancouver.
For example, we delivered one of the most complex construction projects in B.C., the Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project, in partnership with terminal operator DP World. This project involved increasing the terminal’s container handling capacity by 60%, while expanding the terminal’s footprint by just 15%.
We have a strong track record of working with government, Indigenous groups and port terminal partners to expand and improve existing operations. Between 2020 and 2025, the port authority in partnership with industry and government is set to invest nearly $1 billion in road and rail infrastructure projects to remove bottlenecks and increase capacity to ensure our supply chain can efficiently manage the trade growth anticipated in the years ahead.
Integrating market feedback
Since 2019, we have undertaken extensive engagement with contractors, developers, terminal operators, financiers, dredgers, rail operators, and other port authorities to help shape the delivery approach, procurement process, and commercial terms for Roberts Bank Terminal 2.
We have been working hard to incorporate this valuable feedback as we have advanced the project, and will continue to monitor the current market landscape and refine the procurement approach as necessary in response to ongoing market sounding and engagement. This will ensure that, together, we can deliver timely marine container terminal capacity for our country’s rapidly growing trade needs.
How we will deliver the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Program with partners
Based on the market feedback we received, we have divided the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Program into three major delivery components:
- Infrastructure projects
- Environmental projects
- Container terminal concession
It is anticipated that these delivery components may be broken into several sub-components or projects that will be procured separately and require the support of many partners.
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 is an important and complex program that requires highly experienced, diverse partners to help deliver this critical link for Canada’s supply chain. We look forward to sharing our partnership framework that will outline how we would like to collaborate with potential partners to improve the delivery of the program.
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 is subject to regulatory approvals and permits. The graphic below shows our best estimates of timing and is subject to change.
For over a decade, we have been consulting with Indigenous groups to inform the design of an environmentally responsible project that reflects Indigenous priorities. We will continue to work with Indigenous groups to facilitate ongoing opportunities throughout construction and operation, and provide benefits through training, employment and contracting.
We will also make environmental monitoring opportunities available for Indigenous groups during project construction to identify and monitor key environmental and cultural interests and concerns, and implement project initiatives such as Indigenous cultural awareness training for project employees.
To support our supplier diversity program, we are proud members of:
|Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada): a Canadian non-profit organization working closely with corporations and government organizations advocating for the inclusion of Canadian Women Business Enterprises in supply chains across Canada and abroad.
|Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC): a not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the growth of Indigenous and minority owned businesses by connecting them to procurement opportunities with companies and governments committed to a diverse and inclusive supply chain
|Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB): a national member-based business organization that builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, businesses, and communities through diverse programming, providing tools, training, network building, major business awards, and national events
We look forward to further developing our supplier diversity program and engaging with diverse suppliers on port authority-led infrastructure projects, such as Roberts Bank Terminal 2.
About the program
- Roberts Bank Terminal 2 overview (June 2023)
- Why we’re building Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (June 2023)
- How market feedback is shaping the design and procurement of Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (June 2023)
- Roberts Bank Terminal 2 background: Environmental assessment, consultation, and engagement (June 2023)
- News release: Government of Canada approves Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (April 2023)
- Government of Canada’s decision statement and final conditions for Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (April 2023)
- Rail Strategy Market Sounding (March 2020)
- Market Sounding Phase 1A (December 2019)
- Port authority’s response to public comment period submissions: Part 1 (April 2022), Part 1 supplemental (May 2022), and Part 2 (June 2022)
- Port authority’s response to the federal government’s August 2020 information requests (September 2021)
- Designated project description (September 2021)
- Environmental Impact Statement (March 2015)
- Marine Shipping Addendum (October 2015)
Sign up for procurement updates
If you would like to learn more, email email@example.com or sign up to our mailing list below.