Project milestone: sufficiency determination

February 3, 2023

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 has reached another key milestone as part of the federal environmental assessment process. On January 23, 2023, the federal minister of environment and climate change determined the additional information the port authority provided on the project in response to the government’s August 2020 information request is sufficient. Roberts Bank Terminal 2 will now move to the final stage of the federal environmental assessment process and a decision from the federal government can be expected soon.

The timing for the release of the landmass and wharf request for qualifications (RFQ) depends on the timing of this decision and the final conditions included with the decision statement. If we receive a positive decision in the first half of 2023, then we plan to release the RFQ in 2024, based on our current understanding of the government’s process and its relation to the in-water construction start date. In the meantime, we plan to undertake further market sounding activities shortly after the federal government’s decision to help us update and finalize our procurement approach, commercial terms, and risk allocations.

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Past updates

Procurement newsletter — February 2023

Procurement newsletter — October 2022

How market engagement is shaping project procurement

Procurement newsletter — May 2022

Submission of information request response

Procurement newsletter — December 2021

Procurement newsletter — May 2021

Request for qualifications timeline and construction update — January 2021

Updated timing of response to government information request — November 2020

Decision timeline update — September 2020

Procurement delivery approach update — June 2020

Market research update — April 2020

Procurement of project construction and operation — November 2019

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