RICHMOND, B.C. – Bird Construction has been awarded a contract for the BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit (FMU) redevelopment project in Richmond, B.C.
The FMU project aims to increase capacity to meet the increasing demands of BC Ferries operations and the facility currently handles a substantial portion of the maintenance, repair and upgrades for the service’s 39-vessel fleet.
“Bird is looking forward to collaborating closely with BC Ferries throughout the redevelopment, ensuring seamless execution and successful project completion. This is an important project for BC Ferries and we are excited to bring our expertise and dedication to deliver a modern, efficient and sustainable facility that will support BC Ferries’ operational needs for years to come,” Bird Construction president and CEO Teri McKibbon said in a statement.
Bird will renovate five existing buildings and will also replace several older buildings with a new, multi-purpose machine shop that expands operational space almost threefold.
Seismic work, flood mitigation, stormwater management and energy efficiency prioritization will be incorporated to enhance and modernize the facility.