Vancouver Fraser Port Authority / WWS – New Processing Facilities


Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WWS) is a market leader vehicle logistics, managing the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk to customers all over the world. Located on Vancouver Port Authority Lands, the Annacis Island facility is the main hub for import of cars into the Lower Mainland. Enginuity was successfully awarded the Auto Terminal Facilities Project by WWS and the VFPA. This project built upon previous feasibility work carried out by Enginuity in 2020.

The Facilities portion of this project involved demolition, replacement, and new construction of processing facilities to optimize terminal operations. The purpose was to improve efficiency and capacity of the auto terminal, to support climate change resiliency by responding to the increased demand of electric vehicles, and to support economic development. More information on the optimization project can be found here:

Services Rendered:

  • EPCM Services from Conceptual to Project Delivery
  • Liaison with Vancouver Port Authority and other authorities having jurisdiction
  • Code review and consultation for new processing buildings
  • Concept design to mitigate ground improvement and construction costs – involved relocating proposed facility footprint
  • Utility Relocations and Delivery to site location
  • Prime Consultant supplying in-house engineering disciplines and coordination/management of third parties: architectural, geotechnical, utility scans
  • Coordination and Management of Pre-Engineered Building Suppliers
  • Detailed Engineering: Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Fire Protection, Electrical
  • Ground Improvements / Stone Columns due to site conditions
  • Capex / Opex Studies and Value Engineering
  • RFQ and Contractor Management

Key Achievements

  • Increased vehicle processing throughput
  • Value engineering to reduce construction cost through changing original building locations


Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) & Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WWS)