Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Prince Rupert Port Authority RFP seeks to launch shore power options for Fairview Terminal in 2022

Plans to introduce Shore Power to Fairview Terminal have reached
the RFP stage as the Port of Prince Rupert seeks bids for a 2022 project
(image from PRPA)

The Prince Rupert Port Authority has outlined the scope of their plans to implement Shore Power to the Fairview Container Terminal, providing the details to the project through a Request for Proposals from December 2nd relayed through the BC Bid website.

The Shore power project another step towards the Environmental goals for the port as it expands its footprint of operations along the Prince Rupert waterfront.

Towards the project set for 2022 the BC Bid package notes the following.

PRPA as part of its sustainable objectives, is implementing Shore Power to Fairview Container Terminal. The project will consist of constructing two shore power berths. 

This RFP accounts for the civil/structural improvements necessary to house the required electrical infrastructure supporting the shore power berths. 

The Work generally consists of the following elements:

Prepare a site safety plan;
Establish Safe Work Zone – Civil/Structural;
Mobilization of equipment to site;
Excavation/demolition of existing infrastructure for placement of new ducts, housekeeping pads, and bollards;
Coordinate and provide support to Pacific Northwest Electric and Controls for the installation of the electrical duct banks;
Backfill, supply and install new housekeeping pads, bollards;
Establish Safe Work Zone – Electrical Cable Pull; and Demobilization from site.

The Port notes the the work should be substantially completed by April 1st of 2022, with any final work to be finished by June 30th.

The Full Bid package and details related to the work can be explored from the BC Bid website.

The addition of the Shore Power component will serve towards the PRPA goals of reducing the carbon footprint from Port Operations as part of their Green Wave Program.

More notes of interest from the Prince Rupert Port Authority can be explored through our archive page.

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