Port Metro Vancouver and DP World are jointly proposing to increase the capacity at Centerm container terminal, from approximately 900,000 TEU to between 1.3-1.8 million TEU, in 2018.
The proposed project includes:
o reconfiguration of the container yard
o extension of the intermodal rail yard
o new truck in-gates
o a multi-storey parking structure
PMV and DP World have negotiated an MOU for the Preliminary Design development of the project. This will lead to a Project Definition Report, possibly by the end of the 2015, and then on to the permitting phase. If approved, construction could start in late 2016.
Intermodal Yard Expansion
Neptune Terminals handles export coal (berth 1), potash and bulk vegetable oils (berth 2). It was announced in April 2012 that the terminal also plans to convert and upgrade berth 3 to handle imported phosrock.
Projects include the following elements:
rendering of proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (left side)
The 1,156 km “TransMountain Pipeline System” was originally completed in 1952. Since that time, the pipeline capacity has been increased a number of times by twinning parts of the line and adding associated facilities. In April 2012 Kinder Morgan Canada announced it will proceed with plans to expand the existing TransMountain system following receipt of strong commitments from its commercial customers.
The preliminary scope of the project includes:
The proposed expansion will increase capacity on TransMountain from approximately 300,000 barrels/day to about 890,000 barrels/day.
$5.4 billion (capital cost)
TransMountain submitted a Facilities Application to the National Energy Board on December 16, 2013. The application includes details of the pipeline's route and facilities as well as socio-economic, environmental, and engineering assessments. The application also reflects extensive feedback and engagement with aboriginal communities, landowners, governmental agencies and stakeholders.