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 1.5 million TEU.
$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
The Centerm Expansion Project and South Shore Access Project have received a project permit from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority following a thorough environmental review. The permit includes 86 conditions, which the projects must meet to ensure they do not result in significant adverse environmental effects. Receiving this permit is an important step towards project approvals.

Another milestone is that Centennial Expansion Partners (CXP) has been identified as the Design Build Contractor with the best value proposal. CXP is an unincorporated joint venture between Dragados Canada, Inc. (Dragados), Jacob Bros. Construction Inc. (Jacob Bros.) and Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD). Commercially confidential negotiations are underway.


Last modified on Wednesday, 04 July 2018 14:25

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
May 2018 Update - construction has been underway at the North Vancouver G3 Terminal Vancouver site at Lynnterm West Gate since March 7, 2017.  Construction is anticipated to take 3 years, with the terminal becoming operational in 2020.  
Last modified on Wednesday, 04 July 2018 15:12

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. 
Last modified on Friday, 09 February 2018 13:43

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
The Project is undergoing a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.  The project is also undergoing an assessment under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act and requires other permits and authorizations before it can proceed.
Subject to environmental approvals and permitting, market conditions and a final investment decision, construction of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project could begind in 2018 and would take approximately 5-and-a-half years to complete.
Last modified on Friday, 09 February 2018 13:53

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.
Last modified on Friday, 09 February 2018 14:02

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)

The Federal Government approved the project on November 29, 2016.  

With a project of this size and scope, there are many considerations that can influence the timeline.  Construction dates and schedules are subject to change.
For further information on the construction schedule, please visit: https://www.transmountain.com/general-construction 
For most current updates on Transmountain Pipeline System Expansion Project, please visit: http://www.transmountain.com/updates 
Last modified on Friday, 09 February 2018 14:10

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.
VAFFC's Oil & Gas Commission pipeline applications was approved on April 3, 2017, providing technical approval to construct the Marine Terminals and Pipeline components of the project
As of April 2017 major excavation and replacement work has been completed, while ground densification continued.  Tank and foundation construction was expected in commence in May or June 2017
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 Friday, 09 February 2018 14:21



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.
To be determined.
December 6 2017: Woodfibre LNG Limited and KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced  that KBR Inc. has been selected to carryout Pre-Notice to Proceed (Pre-NTP) services for the Woodfibre liquefied natural gas (LNG) Project. The Woodfibre LNG Project is located in the District of Squamish near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is licensed to export approximately 2.1 mtpa of LNG for 40 years.  The selection of KBR for Pre-NTP services follows the successful completion of a competitive Front End Engineering Design (FEED) process for the Woodfibre LNG Project, which was announced in October of 2016. Pre-NTP services will be carried out by KBR’s operating centers in Houston (USA) and Edmonton (CA). The services include additional FEED work and cost optimization as well as a proposal for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. Woodfibre LNG expects to commence the EPC phase of the Project in 2018.
For further information please see: http://www.woodfibrelngproject.ca/
Last modified on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:48