Fibreco Export Inc. | Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project

March 22, 2017

Project status

Permit issued

On December 7, 2017, a project permit was issued to Fibreco Export Inc. (Fibreco) to make enhancements to the marine component of their larger Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project at 1209 McKeen Avenue in North Vancouver, British Columbia that is located on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 64 permit conditions Fibreco must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

The Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project proposes to enhance the terminal’s current wood pellet operations, add new grain export operations and remove the woodchip exporting infrastructure. Works within the port authority’s jurisdiction include marine enhancements such as berth improvements, a new shiploader, dredging, and demolition.

The majority of the proposed upland works, including proposed silos, and rail infrastructure, are located within the District of North Vancouver and requires approval from the municipality.

For more information about the project and construction activities, please go to Fibreco’s website.

About the project

Fibreco received a project permit to make enhancements to the marine component of their existing terminal. Project activities and components within port authority jurisdiction include:

  • Installation of a new travelling shiploader;
  • Berth improvements – install two breasting dolphins and two berthing dolphins, including removal of five existing wood piles and installation of 14 no. 40″ batter piles;
  • Retrofit and cover existing dock feed conveyor and retrofit existing causeway conveyor;
  • Restore rip-rap on the rail jetty;
  • Dredging in front of berth to design depth of 13.5 metres;
  • Demolition comprising removal of handling equipment, removal of wood retaining walls and associated piles, deconstruction and removal of existing shiploader and associated equipment; and
  • Electrical system upgrades.

Please note that all dimensions and quantities are approximate. Project construction is expected to take approximately 18 months. For more information about the project and construction activities, please go to Fibreco’s website.

Resources

December 2017 – Approved Project Permit (PP 16-268): Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
December 2017 – Project and Environmental Review Report: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
July 2017 – Consultation Summary and Consideration Report: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
July 2017 – Consultation Summary and Consideration Report Appendices: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Form: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Project Overview: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project (Updated Aug 2017) [PDF]
April 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix A Community Engagement Plan Summary: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix B Site Layout: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix C Rail Operations Plan: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix D Transportation Plan: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix E Marine Operations Plan: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix F Detailed Equipment Drawings R2: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix F-A Civil and Structural Drawings R2: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix F-B Mechanical Drawings R2: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project  [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix F-C Marine Structure Drawings R2: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix G Site Servicing Plans: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix H Lighting Plan R2: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix I Dredging Plan Section A: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix I Dredging Plan Section B: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix J Landscape Plan: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix K Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Conservation and Waste Management Plan: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix L Stormwater Management Plan: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix M Construction Environmental Management Plan: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project (Updated Sept 2017) [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix N Visual Impact and Shade Analysis: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix O Air Quality Assessment: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project (Updated Oct 2017) [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix P Noise Impact Assessment: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project (Updated Sept 2017) [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix Q Geotechnical Assessment: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix R Flood Hazard Assessment: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix S Site Profile and Hazardous Materials Report Section A: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix S Site Profile and Hazardous Materials Report Section B: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix S Site Profile and Hazardous Materials Report Section C: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix T Dock Condition Survey: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix U Fire Safety Analysis: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix V Spill Prevention and Emergency Response Plan: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix W Energy Efficiency Study: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix X Archaeological Potential Executive Summary: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project (Received and reviewed)
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix X Archaeological Potential Memorandum: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project (Received and reviewed)
March 2017 – Project Permit Application Appendix Y Biophysical Survey Section A: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project [PDF]
March 2017- Project Permit Application Appendix Y Biophysical Survey Section B R2: Fibreco Terminal Enhancement Project- Biophysical Survey Section B [PDF]

Contact information

To learn more about Fibreco’s project and construction activities, please go to their website or contact Glenn Dempster by email or phone at 604-998-4113.

For more information about the District of North Vancouver’s permitting process, please go to their website or contact Kevin Zhang, Development Planner, by email or phone at 604-990-2321.

For questions regarding the port authority’s Project and Environmental Review process , please contact us by email or phone at 604-665-9047.