Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation | Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project

February 18, 2016

Project status

Permit Issued

On February 24, 2016, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority issued a project permit to Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation to build elements of their proposed Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project on port lands, at the end of Williams Road, on Lulu Island in Richmond, British Columbia.

Construction of the aviation fuel receiving facility will be conducted in three phases. It is anticipated to begin in March 2016 and be completed within approximately 18 to 24 months. For more information about proposed construction activities, please visit the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation’s website.

About the project

In February 2011, Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation submitted an application for an Environmental Assessment Review for its proposed Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project in Richmond, British Columbia. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority was the federal lead for the harmonized federal-provincial Environmental Assessment Review led by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office.

In December 2013, the port authority concluded its federal environmental assessment review for the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects after the implementation of mitigation measures and environmental conditions. This determination was consistent with the provincial decision rendered on December 12, 2013. For more information, please refer to the harmonized federal-provincial environmental assessment review project page and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office website.

In August 2015, Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation submitted a project permit application to the port authority to develop an aviation fuel receiving facility and sections of new transfer and delivery pipelines that will be located on federal port land. The proposal also included the construction of an associated office, utilities and landscaping works and the reconfiguration of the downstream range lights, one of which is currently located on the site.

The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation submitted an amendment application to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office in April 2016 to address aspects of its proposal that differ from the approved project description attached to the Environmental Assessment Certificate. The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office approved the amendment application in October 2016. For more information please visit the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office website.

For additional information on the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project including details of their construction program, please visit the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation’s website.

Proposed works

Site preparation works

  • removal of surface soils and vegetation clearing
  • over-excavation and removal of spoil material (up to approximately 150,000 m³)
  • filling of the site with dredged river sand as quality backfill material
  • ground densification using stone columns or a combination of other methods to achieve a seismic performance target of 1:2475 year event

Storage tanks

  • installation of 6 above ground vertical carbon steel single wall tanks, each with approx. a diameter of 35 m (115 ft), a height of 14.6 m (48 ft) and a useable storage capacity of 13.3 million litres, and with a combined capacity of 80 million litres

Operations facilities

  • a one-storey operations building approx. 64 m² (689 ft²) to house offices, a control room for the facilities, first aid facilities and washrooms
  • a one-storey water treatment building of approximately 64 m² (689 ft²)
  • an electrical motor control centre building of approximately 64 m² (689 ft²)
  • a containment basin and lift station as part of oil/water separator system
  • a filtration system and three transfer pumps
  • a fire protection system and perimeter fire hydrants around the facility
  • a foam storage and incident command centre(s) of approximately 60 m² (646 ft²)
  • a backup generator capable of running core functions and firefighting systems
  • spill containment infrastructure
  • a storm water detention basin
  • a section of the 600 mm jet fuel pipeline used to transfer fuel from the marine terminal to the proposed fuel receiving facility
  • a section of the 350 mm jet fuel pipeline used to transfer fuel from the proposed fuel receiving facility to Vancouver International Airport
  • utilities including storm water, sewer, water, communications, and electricity
  • two driveway access points (main access from Williams Road, and emergency access from Dyke Road)
  • eight employee parking spaces
  • removal of rear downstream range light currently located on the site
  • perimeter security fencing, site lighting, and landscaping

Resources

February 2016 – Approved PER Permit 15-104: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project [PDF]
February 2016 – Approved Drawing Package: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project [PDF]
February 2016 – Project and Environmental Review Report: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project [PDF]
December 2015 – Consideration Memo: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery project [PDF]
October 2015 – Engagement Summary Report: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery project [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 1: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project Application Form: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Sections 2 to 4: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project Description, Project Design and Study/Report Overview: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 5: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Previous Project Consultation: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 6: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project Drawings: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 6: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project Environmental Assessment Decision Statement: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 6: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery project Environmental Assessment Conditions: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 6: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery project Fire Prevention, Preparedness and Emergency Response: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 6: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery project draft Construction Environmental Management Plan: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 6: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery project draft Construction Environmental Management Plan Appendices: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]
August 2015 – Section 6: Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project Draft Risk and Hazard Analysis for Fuel Receiving Facility Report: Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation [PDF]

Contact information

For questions regarding the port authority’ s Project and Environment Review Process, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047. To learn more about the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project and proposed construction activities, please go to the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation’s website, or contact Mark McCaskill, Senior Project Manager, FSM Management Group Inc. by email or phone 604.271.7113 extension 219.