By TOM AYERS CAPE BRETON BUREAU The Chronicle Herald
SYDNEY — A large Chinese construction company has agreed to build a highly automated container terminal in Sydney Harbour, depending on the results of a feasibility study to be conducted next year, says the CEO of Harbor-Port Development Partners.
If it proceeds, the project is expected to cost more than $1 billion and take several years to complete, with operation possibly to start sometime in 2019, Albert Barbusci said.
China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. has agreed to design and build a container terminal and all related infrastructure around the municipality’s greenfield site in Sydney Harbour, Barbusci said in a telephone interview from Montreal.
Infrastructure could include the rail line, roads and possible business operations that support a container terminal, he said.
Work on a feasibility and design study has already begun and will continue with a site visit by Chinese officials early in the new year, said Barbusci.
That work will determine whether the project gets built.
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