Canada’s Asia-Pacific gateway Port Metro Vancouver has shortlisted five bidders for development of and concession for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project at the port.
The five bidders were selected from more than 10 teams that responded to Port Metro Vancouver’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in 2015.
The RFP has been issued to Abu Dhabi Terminals, Grup TCB / Mitsubishi Corp consortium, Ports America, PSA International and Terminal Link / CMHI consortium.
The port said that submissions from the shortlisted teams are due in September 2016, with a preferred terminal operator expected to be selected by the end of the year.
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new three-berth container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C., on Canada’s west coast. Port Metro Vancouver has initiated the project procurement in parallel with the environmental assessment process to ensure that the capacity provided by the project can be available when it is required in the mid-2020s.
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is undergoing a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. It is also being assessed under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act, and requires other permits and authorizations before it can proceed.