Lower Mainland

Centerm Expansion Project


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.
$250 million

The proposed project includes:

  • Extending the Centerm berth to the west
  • Filling in the land behind the berth
  • Various changes within the existing terminal footprint, including:

              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. 

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 23:00

Fraser Surrey Docks - Direct Transfer Coal Facility


Project Description
The proposed project would allow Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) to load coal directly from the facility to ocean going vessels (OGVs). Using OGVs would allow FSD to eliminate or reduce the number of barges required in the original project proposal. The proposed amendment to the existing project permit would have no impact on the volume of coal permitted to be shipped through FSD. 
4 million tons per year with the potential for expansion up to 8 million tons in the long term.
Round 2 of public consultation, July 17 to August 21, 2015, was undertaken after submission of the project permit amendment to Port Metro Vancouver on June 19, 2015. 
Aim to begin construction in 2016 with a view to being operational in 2018/2019.
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:26

G3 Global Holdings New Grain Handling Facility


Project Description
On June 2, 2015 G3 Global Holdings issued a media release announcing that it was examining the feasibility of an export grain terminal at Lynnterm West Gate. G3 Global Holdings is a limited partnership established by Bunge Canada and Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) Canada Ltd. 
Storage capacity is expected to be 172,000 metric tons.
$500 million
A summary report of feedback provided by the public and stakeholders through the preliminary comment period is being prepared. The report will be shared with PMV and the public. 
A final investment decision is expected in 2016. 
For further information, please see: http://g3terminalvancouver.ca/project-details/
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 23:00

GCT Deltaport

Intermodal Yard Expansion


Project Description
GCT Canada has commenced its Deltaport Intermodal Yard Reconfiguration project and has confirmed an order for eight electric, wide-span cranes (WSCs) from leading Austrian crane manufacturer, Kuenz. The 41-tonne lift capacity WSCs will increase rail handling speed at Deltaport. 
$285 million
The expansion is expected to increase the terminal's total annual capacity from 1.8M TEUs to 2.4M TEUs.
Set for completion in second half of 2017.
For more information, see: http://globalterminalscanada.com/
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 23:00

Neptune Terminals


Project Description
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:

  • Rail track optimization to facilitate the handling of longer trains on terminal
  • Installation of a new coal stacker-reclaimer
  • Installation of a second railcar dumper for handling coal
  • Additional conveyors to move coal from the second railcar dumper to the storage area
  • A new shiploader boom at Berth 1 (coal)
Accumulated upgrades are expected to be in the range of $450 million.
The future annual coal handling capacity of the terminals is expected to be 18.5 million metric tons.
The upgrade which began in 2009 is poised at about the halfway point. The second phase – to add a second rail car dumper, new conveyors, a longer mobile shiploader boom, and an additional rail loop – is still active and continues to move forward. 
For most up-to-date terminal improvement construction details, please see: http://www.neptuneterminals.com/explore-our-terminal/terminal-improvements/
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 13:50

Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) Modernization

PCT Before  PCT After

                            before                                                                         after

Project Description
PCT is in the process of upgrading and expanding its current operations.  Projects will add potash and canola as products received, stored and shipped from the terminal necessitating construction of a storage warehouse, a new dumper for potash, three new tanks for canola oil and an upgraded secondary water treatment facility.
The new canola handling business will see about 400,000 tonnes handled each year, while potash will ramp up to 2.8 million tonnes per year and sulphur is expected to remain at 1.1 million tonnes per year. 
$160 million ($125 million for potash expansion, $35 million for canola).
On March 12, 2015 PCT received permit approval from Port Metro Vancouver for the development of a potash handling system. Construction is ongoing. 
The potash handling project is expected to be complete by third quarter of 2016. 
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 13:55

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project


rendering of proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (left side)

Project Description
The proposed new terminal would be located west of the existing Roberts Bank terminal facilities roughly 5.5 kilometres offshore from the mainland. The proposal for Terminal 2 includes a three-berth marine container handling terminal on reclaimed land, a container storage yard and a new intermodal yard.
The terminal will have a handling capacity of approximately 2.4 million TEU annually.
$2 billion
Five qualified teams have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive process to select a terminal operator for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project. More than 10 proposals were received in response to Port Metro Vancouver’s “Request for Qualifications” which closed on September 8. The five bidders invited to move forward to the RFP stage are:
  • Abu Dhabi Terminals
  • Group TCB (Spain) / Mitsubishi Corp consortium
  • Ports America
  • PSA International (Singapore)
  • Terminal Link (CMA CGM) / China Merchants Holdings International consortium
A Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency review of the project is underway with a Final Investment Decision likely to be made in 2018.
For further detailed information please see: http://www.robertsbankterminal2.com/
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:30

Tilbury Marine Jetty


Project Description
WesPac Midstream–Vancouver LLC (WesPac), a wholly-owned subsidiary of WesPac Midstream LLC, is planning a new marine jetty in the Fraser River, adjacent to the existing FortisBC Tilbury LNG Plant on Tilbury Island, Delta, British Columbia. The jetty will allow loading of LNG onto barges and mid-sized ships for delivery to regional and offshore markets for use as fuel in communities that do not have access to natural gas via pipeline and for marine vessels. The marine jetty will be a single jetty structure providing one berth space for a barge or ship. These vessels would be of similar or smaller size to the vessels that currently transit the Fraser River today.  Also, the jetty is similar in size to other structures in the Fraser River. It will be located on the site of a former marine terminal in previously dredged waters.
Export of 3 million tons per year for 25 years.
CAN $150 million
WesPac is currently undertaking the Regulatory Reviews, Permitting & Consultation Phase including: site analysis, safety planning, due diligence and consultations with First Nations and the public to plan and design a marine jetty that addresses safety, community interests and the environment.
The review, permitting and consultation phase is expected to last until the end of 2015. Construction is expected to start in early 2016 lasting 14 months, with a goal for the marine jetty to be operational by the end of 2016.
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 23:00

TransMountain Pipeline Expansion


Project Description
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:

  • Twining the existing pipeline within the existing right‐of‐way where possible
  • Expanding to result in a dual line operation the legacy (existing) line for refined products, iso‐octane, synthetic crude oils, light crude oils
  • Adding new pump stations along the route
  • Additional storage capacity
  • Expanding Westridge Marine Terminal to three new berths

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.

The National Energy Board (NEB) is conducting a public engagement process, which includes hearings, before it makes its final decision. The review process will allow affected interest groups to raise issues and present evidence on the project. The NEB will submit their recommendations to the government no later than May, 2016 after which point the government has six months to consider. 
For further information on the Facilities Application, visit: http://application.transmountain.com/facilities-application.
For most current updates on Transmountain Pipeline System Expansion Project, please visit: http://www.transmountain.com/updates 
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 14:01

Vancouver Airport Fuel Facility Consortium (VAFFC)


conceptual plan

Project Description
VAFFC is proposing to develop a new fuel delivery system to serve the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) that includes three major components:
  1. Construction of new marine terminal to receive aviation fuel on a range of tankers (up to Panamax) and barges.
  2. Constrution of six above ground steel storage tanks within a secondary containment system, connected to the terminal by a one km pipeline.
  3. An approximate 15 km pipeline to deliver fuel from the fuel storage facility to YVR.
The facility will be able to store approximately 80 million litres of 500,000 barrels of aviation fuel. 
Projected cost is between $70 and $100 million.
Following environmental approval in December 2013 from the provincial and federal governments, the project permit application is now under review by Port Metro Vancouver. 
Preliminary construction started in late 2015. Construction on the Marine Terminal and Pipeline will commence in early 2016.
Construction of the new system is expected to be completed by Spring 2018.  
For further detailed information please see: http://www.vancouverairportfuel.ca/home
For most up-to-date progress, please see: http://www.vancouverairportfuel.ca/whatsnew
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 14:45

Westshore Coal Terminal

Project Description  
Westshore Terminals is investing in the future with a major equipment reinvestment program which began in 2014 and scheduled to be completed in 2018. The $275 million dollar phased project is intended to ensure that the terminal remains efficient and productive for at least another 40 years. The administration, maintenance and operations personnel will be located in a single location for the first time in mid 2015.
The upgrade will increase theoretical capacity to 36 million metric tons.
$275 million
  • 2014-2015 Replace existing 1970's era office, shops and warehouse complex
  • 2016 Replace Shiploader 1
  • 2016 Replace Stacker Reclaimer 43 (1983)
  • 2017 Replace Stacker Reclaimer 42 (1982) and Conveyor 9A
  • 2018 Replace Stacker Reclaimer 41 (1972) and Conveyor 3A
For most up-to-date project progress, visit: http://www.westshore.com/p2s5/index.html#openhouse
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:48



Project Description
Fortis BC has announced that the company intends to move forward with upgrades to its existing natural gas transmission infrastructure to meet higher demand and will construct and operate the new Eagle Mountain pipeline to move feed-gas to the proposed Woodfibre LNG facility in Squamish. The Woodfibre project is controlled by Singapore based but Indonesian owned Pacific Oil & Gas and plans to export an initial 2 million ton per annum of LNG. This project has also signed a provisional supply agreement with Guangzhou Gaswith cargoes being delivered over a period of 25 years, starting in 2017.
Woodfibre LNG has received an export license from the National Energy Board (NEB) for up to 2.1 million tons of LNG per year.
The project is expected to make a final investment decision in early 2016. 
On October 26th, 2015, Woodfibre received an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) from the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office, and conditional approval by Squamish Nation Council. 
For further information please see: http://www.woodfibrelngproject.ca/
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 14:54