Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd. | Grain Export Facility Project

October 28, 2016

Project status

Permit amendment – under review

In November, 2019, Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd (the Applicant), submitted an amendment to a project permit to undertake utility works related to the Fraser Grain Terminal Project that were not originally included in the approved scope of works.

As part of the Project and Environmental Review for the proposed project under the Impact Assessment Act, the proposed project is posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry here with an opportunity for public comment between November 14, 2019 to December 13, 2019.

About the proposed amended works:

  • Existing Drainage Ditch Extension along south side of Robson Road – Remove the existing headwall, infill a portion of the existing drainage ditch, install a new manhole and install a new length of 300 mm reinforced concrete pipe storm line, extending the existing line by 31 m to the north.
  • Extend the existing steel casing of the Metro Vancouver 200 mm sanitary Forcemain on south side of Robson Road by approx. 10 m by excavating trench to a depth of approx. 2 m, installing 4.16 m length of pre-fabricated split casing pipe, backfilling trench with imported fill and compaction of backfill
  • Relocation and rerouting of approx. 80 m of Fortis Gas 168 mm Main Line by excavating to a depth of between approx. 1.5 m and 2 m and installing 40 m of new gas main line with 324 mm steel casing pipe under rail crossing and 40 m of new 168 mm gas main line pipe along Robson Road. Cap and abandon 60 m of existing 168 mm Fortis Gas main line.
  • Abandon and leave in situ a portion of the existing Metro Vancouver 610 mm Sanitary Line (approx. 83 m in length) running under the new rail crossing and along the south side of Robson Road. Work will involve infilling and capping 83 m of the existing pipe.

Contact information

To learn more about Fraser Grain Terminal’s project and construction activities, please visit frasergrainterminal.ca, or contact the Fraser Grain Terminal project team by email or phone at 1.866.302.8872. For questions regarding the port authority’s Project and Environmental Review process, please contact Jessica Mehigan, Senior Planner by email or phone at 604.665.9627.

Permit issued

On May 15, 2019, a minor amendment to PER No. 15-041 was approved by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The amendment adds the construction of a vehicular access road to the scope of the Project.

On November 9, 2018 a project permit was approved for Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd. to build a grain export facility at 11041 Elevator Road in Surrey, British Columbia on federal lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The Project was approved subject to 64 permit conditions that the permit holder must meet to ensure that the Project is constructed safely, will not likely cause significant adverse environmental effects, and considers the interests of local communities.

Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2018 and is scheduled to take approximately 24 months to complete. For more information about the Project and construction activities, please visit the applicants website.

About the project

The Applicant proposes to construct a grain export facility to ship up to 4 million metric tonnes (MMT) per annum of bulk grain products including wheat, barley, oil seeds, pulses and other specialty grains on the Fraser River via an existing berth at Fraser Surrey Docks. The proposed Project would add 3.5MMT per annum of grain capacity, with the remaining 0.5 MMT/A coming from the existing Joint Venture grain facility at FSD. The proposed Project includes the construction of 25 above ground steel storage silos, three fixed stationary shiploaders, a semi-loop rail track, container loading facility and storage yard, rail and truck loading facility and other associated terminal infrastructure.

The terminal would receive grain by rail which would then be transferred to storage silos, or directly loaded onto ocean-going vessels at Fraser Surrey Docks should a vessel be waiting at the dock. From the storage silos, most of the grain would be loaded onto vessels, and any remaining product transferred into containers, rail cars or trucks. Containers for export would be trucked to other container terminals, such as Deltaport and Centerm. A small amount of agri-product would be distributed to customers in the Fraser Valley via rail and trucking.

Project activities and components include:

  • Rail Unloading station;
  • Transfer system comprising one transfer tower and fully enclosed above-ground conveying equipment with built-in dust suppression system;
  • 25 above-ground steel storage bins (20 x 3,500 tonnes, 4 x 400 tonnes, and 1 x 710 tonnes);
  • Three fixed shiploaders, replacing existing shiploader fitted with older technology;
  • Semi-loop rail track;
  • Extensions to three existing Port Authority Rail Yard (PARY) rail tracks (Off-site works);
  • Container loading facility and storage yards;
  • Rail and truck loading facility;
  • An administration building, maintenance shop and electrical rooms; and
  • Vehicular access road.

Resources

October 2019 – Activity-specific stop work order: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]

August 2019 – Amendment Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project – Outside of Regular Work Hours Request [PDF]
May 2019 – Amendment Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project – addition of a vehicular access road [PDF]
November 2018 – Approved Project Permit (PP15-041): Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
November 2018 – Project and Environmental Review Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
November 2018 – Final Permit Drawings A – V: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]

October 2018 – Design Amendments Application Review Public Consultation Consideration Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
October 2018 – Design Amendments Application Review Public Consultation Summary Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project[PDF]
July 2018 – Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project: Online Display Boards [PDF]

March 2018 – Application Review Public Consultation Consideration Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
January 2018  – Application Review Public Consultation Summary Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
January 2018  – Application Review Public Consultation Summary Report Appendices: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
November 2017 – Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project: Discussion Guide [PDF]
November 2017 – Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project: Display Boards [PDF]

September 2017 – Project Permit Application Form: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Project Overview Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Project Description and Operations Description: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Construction Environment Management Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated August 2019) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Construction Environment Management Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project Appendix A – C (Updated August 2019) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Construction Environment Management Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project Appendix D (Updated August 2019) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Construction Environment Management Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project Appendix E – H (Updated August 2019) [PDF]
July 2018 – Project Permit Application Recycled Concrete Aggregate Assessment: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Air Assessment: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Alternative Siting Options: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application BATNEC Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Energy Efficiency Study: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Early Earthquake Warning System Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Fire Prevention Life Safety Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Flood Protection Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
July 2018 – Project Permit Application Flood Protection Review: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Geotech Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
July 2018 – Project Permit Application Geotech Report Supplement: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Habitat Assessment Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated September 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Lighting Assessment Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Marine Structures Study: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Noise Assessment Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Noise Assessment Appendix 1a: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Noise Assessment Appendix 1b: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Rail Operations Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Spill Prevention, Emergency Response and Hazardous Materials Handling Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project – one of three (Updated September 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project – two of three (Updated September 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project – three of three (Updated September 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Traffic Impact Study: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
July 2018 – Project Permit Application Traffic Impact Study Rail Memo: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Viewscape and Shade Study: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated July 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Archaeological Overview Assessment (Received and under review) [PDF]
July 2018 – Project Permit Application Archaeological Overview Assessment and Addendum (Received and under review) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 1a: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated September 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 1b: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated September 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 2a: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated September 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 2b: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated September 2018) [PDF]
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 3: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project (Updated September 2018) [PDF]

March 2017 – Preliminary Public Comment Period Input Consideration Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility  [PDF]
January 2017 – Preliminary Public Comment Period Consultation Summary Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility [PDF]
January 2017 – Preliminary Public Comment Period Consultation Summary Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility – Appendices [PDF]

Contact information

To learn more about Fraser Grain Terminal’s project and construction activities, please visit frasergrainterminal.ca, or contact the Fraser Grain Terminal project team by email or phone at 1.866.302.8872. For questions regarding the port authority’s Project and Environmental Review process, please contact Jessica Mehigan, Senior Planner by email or phone at 604.665.9627.