A local terminal project has an engineering firm and is looking to clear land for the site this fall.
Melford Atlantic Gateway recently picked Colorado’s BergerABAM as the engineering firm for
Artist’s concept drawing of Melford Atlantic Gateway Terminal
the proposed Container Terminal and Logistics Park project in Guysborough county near Port Hawkesbury.
Richie Mann, vice president of marketing and government relations for Melford Atlantic Gateway, said BergerABAM has Canadian partners in Stantec Engineering and Strum Engineering, both of which previously did work for Melford Atlantic Gateway.
Mann said BergerABAM will work with SSA Marine and with Melford Atlantic Gateway to look at finalizing the design of the terminal, perform a gap analysis to determine if anything is missing or needs completion, adding they will be getting “ready to go to tender, to get a bid package ready.”
When asked what the company needs in order to make a final investment decision, Mann said it is a commitment of a carrier.
Melford Atlantic Gateway also announced an agreement with Port Hawkesbury Paper for the clearing of the land for the terminal the first phase of the logistics park. Mann said the clearing will likely begin in the fall, with Port Hawkesbury Paper taking the merchantable timber and the biomass.
A major step has been taken in the development of a container terminal in the Melford area of Guysborough County. In the middle of December, a tender was issued by the Melford Atlantic Gateway in search of professional engineering services.
Richie Mann, the vice president of marketing for the project says that 2018 is the start of an exciting year for the company, with the possibility of groundbreaking later in the year:
Mann hopes to have an engineering firm nailed down by early April, with the intent to have shovels in the ground a few months later. Mann adds that the development of a port in Sydney doesn’t concern the Guysborough group, as Melford has a better business plan.
A major step has been taken toward the development of a container terminal in Guysborough County. On December 15th, the Melford Atlantic Gateway Container
Artist’s concept drawing of Melford Atlantic Gateway Container Terminal
]Terminal submitted a request for qualifications for professional engineering services.
The application details a 5 month timeline explaining steps in selecting an engineering design team, with hopes of negotiating and executing a contract by early April of 2018.
A 40 page report details a privately owned 660 acre container terminal development in Melford and highlights how the area would be the closest site to Europe and Asia via the Suez Canal. Terminal design is anticipated to be initiated in late 2018.