Centerm Expansion Project

Centerm Expansion Project
Vancouver, BC

Design-Assist, 100km Fibre Optic Cable Installation
and Infrastructure for the Port of Vancouver

Scope of Work

> Design-Assist and Project Management
> 100km FIbre Optics Infrastructure
> Cables Ranged from 6 to 144 Strands
> Fibre Splicing and Testing
> Installation of 100’s of Patch Cables
> Aggressive Scheduling

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Project Description

The AxisTech team installed over 100km of various sizes of fibre optic cables throughout the site, ranging from 6 strands to 144 strands. Thousands of splices and tests, installation of dozens of panels and hundreds of patch cables. Challenges were handled and resolved through exceptional communication and cooperation with the Centerm Expansion Project site project managers.
The group comprised of Project Managers, Estimator and Project coordinator who worked diligently to secure fibre optic cable and components during a time of worldwide shortages, in order to meet the project’s aggressive schedule. 
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Design-Assist & Consultation

The team provided design-assist, scheduling and coordination, safety management, material procurement and staging, dealing with and mitigating cost escalation.


Project Management

AxisTech worked closely with management and stakeholders. The team planned and organize resources, managed risks, and monitored progress for on-time completion.


Estimation & Coordination

Throughout the installation, AxisTech worked closely with the client to ensure the project was deployed  according to the client’s specifications and business operational needs.


Fibre Optics Pull & Installation

AxisTech played a pivotal role in the project by involving the use of advanced techniques and equipment to deliver a high-quality, reliable solution. 


Fibre Optics Aerial Installation

The team installed fibre optic cables on overhead structures, poles and towers, to ensure reliable and high-speed connectivity between various components of the project.

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Fibre Optics Below Ground

For the safety and protection of fibre optic cables during installation, AxisTech employed the industry best practices including cable handling tools and protective covers.


Fire and Safety Mandate

AxisTech adhered to strict fire safety regulations during the installation of telecommunications infrastructure at Centerm to ensure the safety of personnel and property.


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Fibre Optics Panel with Labels

AxisTech ensured the proper labeling of fibre optic boxes and conducted fibre optic splicing to facilitate easy identification, maintenance and repair of the network.

Success Story

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AxisTech provided all fibre optic data communications backbone to support the terminal expansion, port infrastructure and access roads (entry and exit gates), VPA operations security, Railway transportation etc. The scope of work also included 100+ km of single-small mode fibre (smaller strand). Design-assist services were performed throughout project

AxisSystems provided mega-pixel, outdoor-rated CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras with PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom), provide all connections into Centerm’s closed network for the internal security team, intercom, industrial PC (IPC) and touchscreens installations.

Centerm Expansion Project – Testimonial

“Axis Technical Services has been an integral part of our success on the Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project. One of the most difficult parts of our project has been working on a live container terminal while maintaining its operations and Axis has risen to the occasion multiple times to overcome various challenges. Whether it be pushing towards an aggressive milestone date, taking advantage of openings in work areas because of last minute changes to the terminal’s operations, or coming up with innovative ways to maintain networks during construction phasing, the team at Axis’ commitment to the project’s success and “can do” attitude have been greatly appreciated by CXP.

I would also like to acknowledge their field technicians whom constantly displayed professionalism and pride in their work throughout this entire project; It was a pleasure getting to work with them. We are incredibly happy to have had the Axis team on our side and I look forward to the next opportunity to work with them again in the future!”

Chris Pertch, EIT, ENV SP
Electrical Project Manager


The Centerm Team

Axis Technical Services team comprised of Project Manager, Estimator and Project coordinator worked diligently to secure Fibre Optic cable and components during a time of worldwide shortages, in order to meet the project’s aggressive schedule. We delivered outstanding quality and quantity throughout the schedule and will continue our efforts to completion.

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Fibre Optic Service Areas

Located in Burnaby, BC Canada, we at Axis Technical Services are proud to supply premium branded products and installation. We also supply audio visual / video installations and support services in the Greater and Metro Vancouver Areas including: Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Langley, Surrey, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Delta, White Rock and more.

> Call 604 559 AXIS (2947) or email ROI[at] to schedule a needs assessment with our management team