Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI) operates a marine terminal on Ridley Island in Prince Rupert, BC, where bulk commodities such as coal are loaded onto ships. The terminal was approaching its shipping capacity of 12 million tonnes per year and storage capacity of 1.2 million tonnes, but the Capacity Realization Project doubled the shipping capacity to 24 million tonnes by 2015.
Adventure Paving was involved in the expansion of the yard and expansion of the rail trackage. The existing yard was expanded by 35 acres and a nine-acre lot was built for storage. This leveling site work involved the drilling and blasting of 500,000 m3 of rock, resulting in 700,000 m3 of shot rock that was hauled and placed, along with an additional 120,000 m3 of import rock. Adventure Paving also supplied and placed 1.7 kilometres of 300 millimetre and 350 millimetre steel-encased waterline.
The rail design build part of the project involved the construction of a new rail embankment area that is 3.5 kilometres long, which accommodates additional rail tracks and some relocated existing track. The job included the excavation, removal and disposal of 100,000 m3 of mud, as well as the supply and placing of 90,000 tonnes of sub ballast and 55,000 tonnes of rail ballast.