The British Columbia Construction Roundtable invites you to attend our June Virtual Breakfast session with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. As all tiers of government respond to the challenges of COVID-19, the Port of Vancouver—Canada’s largest port—is open and trade is flowing. At this time, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, which is federally mandated to enable Canada’s trade through the port, is continuing to advance a suite of major infrastructure projects. These include the Centerm Expansion Project (under construction), trade-enabling road and rail projects across the Lower Mainland (projects at various stages), and the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (proposed). Join us for a conversation with the port authority’s infrastructure leads about current and upcoming construction sector opportunities for each of these projects.
Cliff Stewart – Vice President, Infrastructure, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Cliff leads all of the Port’s large infrastructure delivery programs which include road, rail and terminal interfaces as well as off-port supporting infrastructure. He is also responsible for the Port’s expansion of container capacity including Centerm Expansion and Roberts Bank Terminal 2 projects. Prior to joining the Port in 2010, Cliff held the position of Vice President, Operations for DP World Canada Inc. In this role he was responsible for both the operation and redevelopment of the VFPA’s Centerm Container Terminal. This included a 3-year program that accomplished the reconstruction of the terminal and nearly doubling its throughput capacity while operations continued. Cliff also led the redevelopment of North Vancouver’s Vancouver Wharves bulk terminal site in the 1990’s.
Efrosini Drimoussis – Director, RBT2 Infrastructure Procurement, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Efrosini is responsible for development and implementation of procurements required for the delivery of the construction and ultimately terminal operations of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project. Efrosini has over 25 years experience in transportation infrastructure design and development, including over 16 years contributing to development and implementation of public-private partnership infrastructure projects from pre-procurement through contract implementation.
Devan Fitch – Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Devan leads the implementation of port authority-led transportation infrastructure projects of national significance to ensure the Greater Vancouver gateway is ready for Canada’s growing trade. Devan brings more than 15 years of experience in transportation infrastructure delivery to this role. Prior to joining the port authority, Devan spent several years as a bridge structural engineering consultant in Vancouver and as the manager of project delivery for the engineering department of the City of Vancouver. Born in Vancouver and raised in Europe, Devan holds a Masters of Engineering and Management Degree from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in London, England and a Masters of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia.
Gilles Assier – Director, Container Terminal Construction, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Mr. Assier is the Director, Container Terminal Construction of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Mr. Assier currently leads the Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project together valued at several hundred million dollars, as well as the Port Habitat Enhancement Program in charge of creating or enhancing habitats to facilitate future port growth. Assier joined the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in 2008 as Project Director, Transportation & Logistics and led numerous complex enterprise-wide projects of significance to VFPA and its stakeholders. Assier was responsible for the Project Definition phase for the Low Level Road project on the North Shore, and led the permitting activities and Indigenous consultation for major construction projects including the Environmental Assessment of the Robert Bank Terminal 2 project and the signature of several Mutual Benefits Agreement with local Indigenous groups.
When: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00am (attendees may sign into the Zoom meeting between 7:30 and 7:45am; the event will begin promptly at 7:45am)
Where: BCCR will host the session using Zoom
Cost: BCCR Members: $0 / Non-Members: $20
This event is generously sponsored by Mott MacDonald and Collings Johnston Inc.: