China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has agreed to provide services for the development of a marine container terminal as part of a deep water port project in Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
Under a partnership with the Harbour-Port Development Partners (HPDP), CCCC will design and construct the container terminal.
Additionally, CCCC will be responsible for providing the required infrastructure and equipments such as container cranes, gantries and other port related equipment to facilitate efficient operations at the new terminal.
CCCC vice-president Chang Yunbo said: "CCCC welcomes the opportunity to participate in this exciting endeavour.
"Given its strategic location CCCC views Sydney’s deep water harbour as a potential game changer for the North American eastern seaboard."
CCCC will conduct a feasibility study on the development of the container terminal, while also mapping the development plan for the facility.
The multi-billion, multi-year project is expected to enable the port to accommodate the latest generation of ultra large container vessels.
HPDP CEO Albert Barbusci said: "We are proud to have CCCC as a partner in this project.
"They share our vision regarding the unique opportunity to design and build a next generation highly automated facility which will serve the ultra large container vessels for decades to come.
"We welcome a Chinese consortium joining our Canadian team and look forward to working with CCCC in building out our super-hub in Sydney."
Consequently, representatives of CCCC revealed plans to visit Sydney early next year.
HPDP was recently contracted by Cape Breton Regional Municipality to market the port of Sydney for development, including building the financial and operating consortium to construct a container terminal and logistic park.
The Port of Sydney currently accommodates cruise, break-bulk, and ferry vessels, it handles about 90,000 containers, 80 cruise vessels and more than 150,000 passengers.