G3 Global Holdings Limited | Lynnterm West Gate | G3 Terminal Vancouver

November 25, 2015

Project status

Permit issued

On May 30, 2016 a project permit was issued to G3 Terminal Vancouver Limited Partnership (formerly G3 Global Holdings Limited – G3) to build G3 Terminal Vancouver on federal lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority at 95 Brooksbank Avenue in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The project was approved subject to 74 permit conditions G3 must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

For information about the project, including construction activities, go to G3 Terminal Vancouver. For information about the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority permitting process, please contact per@portvancouver.com or call 604-665-9047

About the project

The proposal includes removal of existing buildings and facilities, site preparation, and construction of a new grain terminal including buildings, grain storage silos, and a new berth for vessel loading. Annual throughput is estimated at 8 million metric tonnes. The proposed terminal will consist of steel buildings, conveying systems, and concrete structures, the highest of which is the cleaning building at 80 m (264 ft.) above grade. Forty-eight proposed concrete grain storage silos are 42 m (140 ft.) in height. A rail loop is proposed to be able to accommodate three trains of up to 150 cars each per day.

Project activities and components include:

  • Demolition of existing structures and buildings currently used for breakbulk operations.
  • Removal, relocation and modification of underground utilities.
  • Onshore ground improvements, including over excavation and placement of engineered fill, or piling in selected areas.
  • Offshore improvements, including placement of underwater rock revetment adjacent to portions of the existing sheet pile wall.
  • Construction of an extension to the existing underpass at Brooksbank Avenue, and an additional new underpass within the confines of the terminal.
  • Construction of 48 grain silos that are 42 m (140 ft.) in height.
  • Construction of a rail loop, which will accommodate up to 3 trains of up to 150 cars each.
  • Construction of material unloading station, conveyance, storage and cleaning systems.
  • Construction of a new berth, including three ship loaders.
  • Construction of internal access roads, vehicle parking, utilities, and administration, maintenance, and other buildings.

The proposal consists of the following components:

Rail car loop

Agricultural commodities (including wheat [all classes], canola, durum, barley, and peas) arrive at the facility by train, and leave by vessel. If the grain requires cleaning, the process generates a byproduct which is pelletized and transported to market via truck. All commodities arrive by rail and are held within the rail car loop. The loop is capable of accommodating up to three trains of up to 150 cars each, with each train having a maximum length of 8,793 ft or 2,680 m.

Receiving system

The receiving system transfers the commodities from rail cars conveyors to the grain storage silos via samplers and bulk scales. The conveying system is equipped with air aspiration connected to the hoppers, including a bag house, fan ductwork, and a pit baffle system. All conveyors will have dust control filters at their spouts.

Grain silos and cleaning building

Travelling belt conveyors on top of the silos move grain to the appropriate silo. Dirty grain is moved from the storage silos to the cleaners by dedicated bucket elevators. Clean grain is transferred to the storage silos by belt conveyors. All cleaning and conveying equipment is proposed to have provisions for dust containment achieved by total enclosure, filtration and aspiration hoods as appropriate.

Ship loader and dock

Commodities are moved from the silos to the ships by ship loading conveyors. The ship loading system consists of three loading booms. Air entrainment is kept to a minimum with dust filters and the use of weighted spouting dampers. A proposed access road to the east of the rail loop provides unimpeded access to the dock and adjacent neighbours.

Resources

February 7, 2018 Amendment G3 Terminal Vancouver – In-water Works Outside Least-risk Window [PDF]
December 21, 2017 Amendment G3 Terminal Vancouver – Revised Seal Exclusion Zone [PDF]
July 18, 2017 Extended Hours G3 Terminal Vancouver [PDF]
June 13, 2017 Amendment G3 Terminal Vancouver – In-Water Works [PDF]

February 9, 2017 – G3 Information Session Report [PDF]

May 30, 2016 – Project and Environmental Review Permit 15-180, G3 [PDF]
May 30, 2016 – Final Project and Environmental Review Report, G3 [PDF]
May 30, 2016 – Final Permit Drawings A-U, G3 [PDF]

May 12, 2016 – Application Review Phase Addendum Noise Memo – Revised Layout Summary. G3 [PDF]
May 12, 2016 – Application Review Phase Addendum Air Memo – Design Update, G3 [PDF]
April 22, 2016 – Application Review Phase Consideration Report, G3 [PDF]
March 18, 2016 – Application Review Phase Public Consultation Summary Report Appendix, G3 [PDF]
March 18, 2016 – Application Review Phase Public Consultation Summary Report, G3 [PDF]
January 5, 2016 – Discussion Guide, G3 [PDF]
January 9, 2016 – Display Boards, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Preliminary Review Phase Engagement Summary Report Appendix: G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Preliminary Review Phase Engagement Summary Report: G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Preliminary Review Phase Consideration Report: G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application: G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix A: Civil Drawing Plans, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix B: Construction Laydown, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix C: General Arrangement Drawings, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix D: Excavation Drawings, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix E: Structure Foundation Design, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix F: Marine Structures, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix G: Lighting Plan, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix H: Rail Design Package, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix I: DST Hazardous Material Assessment, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix J: Hazardous Material Handling Plan, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix K: Geotechnical Report, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix L: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix M: Land Traffic Study, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix N: CN Rail Correspondence, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix O: Spill Prevention and Emergency Response Plan, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix P: Fire And Life Safety Plan, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix Q: Environmental Noise Assessment, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix R: Environmental Air Assessment with modelling, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix S: Energy Efficiency Study, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix T: Viewscape And Shadow Study, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix U: Archaeological Overview Assessment, G3
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix V: Construction Environmental Management Plan, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix Z: Structural Design Criteria, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix Y: Communication Plan, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix X: Fire Risk and Dust Explosion Assessments, G3 [PDF]
November 5, 2015 – Permit Application Appendix W: Biophysical Reports, G3 [PDF]

Contact information

To learn more about G3’s proposed new grain terminal and to provide feedback, please email G3 directly or visit G3’s website. For questions regarding the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Project and Environmental Review Process, please contact Tim Blair, Senior Planner, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority by email or phone at 604.665.9378, or sign up for the Project Permit Updates e-newsletter.