Client: Bel Pacific
Owner: Maher Terminals Prince Rupert BC
Location: Prince Rupert, BC
Timeline: August 2015 – February 2016
Phase II of the Fairview Container North Extension Project includes both a northern and eastern expansion of the terminal. Cullen Grummitt & Roe UK (CGR) prepared the detailed design of the extension which will expand the wharf to 800m in length and enable an increase in capacity to 1.2 mil TEU per annum.
Due to the restricted work area and close proximity to structures, rail and utilities, Bear Creek Group utilized Urban Blasting Techniques to eliminate impact on the daily Port activities and to limit blast vibrations to 12.5mm/s².
To address the difficulty of a small, high traffic footprint and the time sensitive tidal water rock fill placement, our team designed a unique material transport solution. A portable rock crusher and a 1100ft conveyor crossing moving cut rock to the fill area was installed over active rail, port access and construction roads. This unique approach played a key role in improving safety, efficiency and economics of the project.
- Cut and Fill rock excavation in an active high traffic work area
- Minimize haul truck traffic by installing an 1100ft conveyor system over rail, road an parking area
- Implementation of Urban blasting standards to reduce vibration thresholds to 12.5mm/s²
- 240,000 m³ of excavation, 260,000 m³ of fill into tidal waters; additional fill hauled from our local quarry
- Install an 1100ft conveyor system from rock cut to fill location
- 30 Person Crew
Fairview port expansion