Fairview Terminal Expansion Project
Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
February 2021 – Ongoing
DP World expanded their Fairview container terminal (Fairview), which is located within the Prince Rupert Port Authority, by implementing the Phase 2B Expansion Project. The Project involved land reclamation and dredging at the south end of the terminal to provide an expansion of the container yard.
The terminal expansion resulted in Harmful Alteration, Disruption or Destruction (HADD) of habitat as defined under the Fisheries Act (FA), and, as a result, required an Authorization under Paragraph 35(2) of the FA. The FAA, issued in 2020, required the implementation of offsetting measures to compensate for the destruction of fish habitat. The offsetting measures consisted of the development of several habitat compensation areas south of the Fairview terminal, including intertidal and subtidal rock reefs, subtidal kelp reefs, and soft-sediment benches to support saltmarsh and eelgrass vegetation. The Proponent selected Kiewit as the Design-Build contractor for the Project and Hatfield was retained by Kiewit as the Environmental Manager.
Hatfield provided the following services:
- Ecological input to the detailed design of the terminal expansion and in particular the habitat offsetting projects, which included development of a planting plan, data collection (e.g., water quality), collaboration with leading saltmarsh and eelgrass experts in BC, collaboration with DFO and First Nations
- Preparation of Construction Environmental Protection Plans
- Obtaining remaining construction permits
- Environmental Monitoring of construction
- Fish, invertebrate and kelp salvage
- Oversight of eelgrass and saltmarsh planting
- Monitoring of the habitat offsetting, which is ongoing for 5 years