PRINCE RUPERT - Ridley terminals inc. (RTI) is installing two new dumper barrels that is the first part of an expansion that will increase its coal handling capacity from 12 million to 24 million tonnes.
The replacement of two dumper barrels and site preparation of 44 acres of land is the first phase of four stages of terminal modifications at RTI.
- The second phase will involve site civil works, refurbishing and upgrading of two existing stacker/reclaimers, adding a third stacker/reclaimer, and the installation and upgrade of existing rail lines.
- The third phase includes the installation of a fourth stacker/reclaimer, as well as adding and extending existing conveyor lines.
- The fourth phase of development adds a new dumper and a new thaw shed to the Terminal’s operation.
Why It Matters:
- 20-25 new permanent jobs and additional contract work will be created.
- RTI will double its coal handling capacity from 12 million to 24 million tonnes
Bud Smith, Chairman of the Board for Ridley Terminals -
"We are all very excited about this entire project. It confirms our place as a world leader in the efficient and reliable movement of coal and other bulk commodities from unit trains onto ships. It also allows us to realize the 24 million tonne annual shipping capacity RTI was originally designed for in the early 1980’s, while adding a boost to the local economy.
- RTI operates a world class bulk handling terminal in Prince Rupert, served by CN, which provides an export point for metallurgical and thermal coal, petroleum coke, wood pellets and is capable of handling other bulk commodities.
- The terminal modifications are expected to be complete by early 2015. The cost of the project is approximately $200 million, which is fully funded through RTI and a borrowing authority with no direct government assistance.
Kate Trotter Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure