The Qinhuangdao Economic and Technological Development Zone (QETDZ), Industrial Park project is a 1,200 acre industrial land development site in Terrace BC, owned by Taisheng International Investment Services Inc. The long term goal is to develop a manufacturing-oriented industrial park, which will be the first of its kind in Western Canada. The City of Terrace and the Kitselas First Nation are joint-venture partners in the Skeena Industrial Development Park (SIDP) of which the QETDZ park is a part of. Taisheng bought 1,200 acres of the SIDP industrial land to develop.
As the design and engineering consultant, Allnorth is responsible for site development and a detailed engineering plan. The intent is to develop the site in two phases. The first phase will include building out 692 acres, on the southeastern corner of the property, along Highway 37.
The project encompasses site grading, stormwater management, roads, water production, treatment and distribution systems, wastewater collection, treatment and effluent disposal system, coordination with shallow utility providers and permitting from the City of Terrace, Northern Health, Environmental Assessment Office and Ministry of Environment.
Allnorth has been working on the project since 2014, providing project management, survey, tendering, design and construction services.
Initially, 60% of the land was cleared in preparation for development. The timber removal for Phase 1 began in winter 2016 and all debris was removed by Fall 2018.
The feasibility report and preliminary design report for the project were successfully completed by Allnorth in September and November 2015, respectively. Design and tendering of the civil works for the initial 2-km collector road, including grading, stormwater management and roads, shallow utilities and deep utilities, was completed in the summer of 2017 and construction was completed in August 2019.
Phase 1 development is anticipated to continue in 2020 with the addition of major site grading, construction of the water system and internal road networks. Phase 2 is expected to start following the completion of a substantial portion of Phase 1.
The water and wastewater facilities are also being designed by Allnorth to meet initial anticipated demands. The preliminary design and capital cost estimate were completed in the third quarter of 2017. Detailed engineering for the waterworks was completed at the end of 2018 with detailed Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and other permits
- Feasibility report
- Preliminary design report
- Project management
- Design engineering
- Construction management