Kiewit Ledcor TMEP Partnership | 2115 Commissioner Street Site 1 Development

August 24, 2017

Project status

Permit under review

In August 2017, Kiewit Ledcor TMEP Partnership submitted a project permit application to develop Site 1 at 2115 Commissioner Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

As part of the Project and Environmental Review for the proposed project, consultation with the public and stakeholder groups is required. The port authority is conducting formal consultation activities with stakeholders as part of the permitting process. Kiewit Ledcor TMEP Partnership was required to send a notification letter to the surrounding community to gather feedback about the proposed project and construction activities. The Consultation Summary Report and the Consideration Report are available in the Resources section below.

About the project

Kiewit Ledcor TMEP Partnership proposes to develop the site at 2115 Commissioner Street in Vancouver, BC for use as a marine off-loading facility and laydown yard with associated employee parking and marine taxi service to remain in place for a period of 36 months. The proposed project is a support site for works associated with the construction of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project, particularly the marine portion of the project at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. The proposed project includes site preparation works, creation of a construction equipment laydown area, security fencing erection, parking stalls, site offices installation and installation of temporary marine structures, to support the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

Vehicle access to the site is proposed to be from Commissioner Street. Operation of the facility would include up to 50 employee vehicles arriving and departing at the beginning (approx. 6:30 a.m.) and end (approx. 5:30 p.m.) of each shift each day, as well as 10 trucks accessing the site intermittently throughout the day. It is anticipated that 2 – 3 water taxis per day would transport workers to the Westridge Marine Terminal site (leaving at approx. 6:30 a.m. and returning at approx. 5:30 p.m.).  The remainder of the construction workers would be transported to the WMT site via 2 buses that will be parked at an adjacent Kiewit site.

The proposed project includes the following works on VFPA jurisdiction:

  • Site set up works – minor site grading and upgrades to existing ground;
  • Construction of a temporary trestle located offshore at east end of site, comprising a 9m x 35m access trestle and 14m x 55m main trestle, using 25 x 600mm, 28 x 900mm piles and 5 x 900mm dolphin piles;
  • Installation of 3 Flexi-Float docks, comprising 2 no. 12m x 3m and 1 no. 6m x 3m flexi barges and & 1 no. 23m x 1.2m ramp/gangway;
  • Installation of 300T Crane (8m x 20m x 5m with max boom height of 73m) to load barges with material – to be located on trestle and/or land;
  • Installation of 13 temporary trailers of varying sizes used as office space, lunch room and washroom;
  • Utilities connections for trailers (electrical power, communication & water service);
  • Installation of secure fencing (630m of 1.8m high chain link fencing);
  • Installation of 10 x 1000W floodlights;
  • Placement of 55m of precast concrete barricades to delineate the site; and
  • Delineation of approx. 50 parking spaces;

Should the proposed project be approved, construction is expected to take approximately 6 – 8 weeks to complete.


Contact information

For information about the proposed project, please visit Kinder Morgan’s website, or contact Kinder Morgan by email or by phone at 1.866.514.6700.

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.