Vancouver Fraser Port Authority / WWS – New Rail Infrastructure


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 Rail Expansion Project by WWS and the VFPA. This project built upon previous feasibility work carried out by Enginuity in 2020.

The Rail Portion of this project involved expansion of new tracks, extensions, and yard upgrades to facilitate increased throughput and capacity. This project also modernized the terminal for upcoming expected growth and demand of electric vehicles. Enginuity’s involvement increased the resilience of the transportation system by reducing the extent train building required within the existing yard, leading to smoother yard operations and increased capacity

More information on the optimization project can be found here:

Services Rendered:

 EPCM Services from Conceptual to Project Delivery

  • New Loading Pad areas and extension of tracks to improve operations
  • Prime Consultant supplying in-house engineering disciplines and third parties: geotechnical, utility scans
  • Civil and Rail Engineering
  • Geo-Structural ground improvements
  • Capex / Opex Studies and Value Engineering
  • Tendering to & Management of General Contractors
  • Field Engineering & Support services

Key Achievements

  • Increased railcar holding capacity
  • Optimized use of limited space with existing infrastructure
  • Overcoming poor geotechnical conditions with unique geo-structural designs
  • Minimizing construction delays with early identification & procurement ‘long lead-time’ items


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