LOCATION  Prince Rupert, BC 

OWNER  DP World Prince Rupert

ONGOING  To be completed 2017

VALUE  $200M


FRPD was a key partner in completing the initial project phase, which  included a 360m section of the existing wharf that was widened by 20m on a pile supported apron structure, as well as rebuilding and reconfiguring the existing 24 hectare terminal.


In 2015, GIG partner companies FRPD, BEL and Kingston formed a Joint Venture to complete the next phase of this extremely challenging project. 200 Million dollar expansion of the 7-year old facility, increasing its container capacity to accommodate growing container volumes and further enhance the Canadian Gate-Way’s growing role in North American Trans-Pacific trade.

Phase 2 includes both a northern and southern expansion of the terminal, which will increase the wharf to a total length of 800m and increase total  capacity to 1.3 million TEUs per annum.



LOCATION  North Vancouver, BC 

OWNER  Seaspan Shipyards

COMPLETED  Spring 2015



BEL Contracting, along with their joint venture partners completed $17 million in infrastructure work for the Vancouver Shipyard Modernization Project. These improvements were required in preparation for the shipyard under-        taking over $11 billion worth of shipbuilding to supply non-combat vessels to the Canadian Navy as well as new ships for the Canadian Coast Guard.


The scope of work included upgrades to all of the shipyards utilities, including sanitary sewer collection and pump stations, domestic and industrial water supply, site drainage, complete process gas underground piping for all ship building requirements and underground power supply, communication and security ductwork.

Additionally, over 24,000 cubic meters of foundation excavation has been completed, including the over excavation of buried wood waste and   contaminates. Structural concrete foundation work for numerous fabrication and maintenance buildings has been completed, as well as the foundations and rail system for the shipyards new 300 ton overhead crane. In total over 19,000 cubic meters of concrete has been poured with over 2,000,000 kg of reinforcing.


All of this work was undertaken without disruption to the shipyard’s ongoing shipbuilding and marine maintenance activities. Flexible scheduling and ongoing coordination was provided by BEL’s staff to ensure the clients operation remained unaffected.




· reconstruction of a major container facility without disruption to marine, rail and trucking operations

· adhering to strict environmental requirements protecting air and water quality

· due to heavy design loading in the container facility, stringent quality control guidelines and practices needed to be followed

LOCATION  Vancouver, BC 

OWNER  DP World Vancouver

COMPLETED  August 2006



FRPD was contracted by P & O Ports (DP World Vancouver) to construct the Phase 2 Berth Expansion, which included Berths 5 and 6. The work included  re-constructing 650 lineal metres of berth face, installing 1050mm pipe piles, tie-back anchors, cast-in-place concrete deck structure. FRPD increased berth depth to -15.5m via clamshell dredging and underwater blasting. Geopac completed an extensive upland vibro densification program. Worley Parsons completed the detailed design of the berth expansion.

BEL was a major sub-contractor performing the excavation / site grading including rail bed, gravel placement, contaminated soil removal, utility installation. The underground utility work included the water/storm/sanitary and civil electrical ducting with pre-cast vaults and installation of storm water treatment chambers.