Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. | Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project

June 8, 2017

Permit issued

On August 28, 2017 a project permit was approved for Kinder Morgan Canada (Kinder Morgan) to upgrade and expand a portion of its existing Westridge Marine Terminal. The terminal is partially located on federal lands and waters managed by the port authority at the foot of Bayview Drive in Burnaby, British Columbia. The project was approved subject to 57 permit conditions Kinder Morgan must meet to ensure the project is constructed safely, protects the environment, and in consideration of local communities does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

Phasing and construction

Construction at the site began in the fall of 2017.

On August 30, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a Decision which canceled the Order-in Council, which had approved the project. At this time, all work ceased at the site.

Trans Mountain appealed to the National Energy Board (NEB) on September 10, 2018 (NEB Filing ID A93959) to undertake some additional work to ensure that the site was properly secure, safe and that risks to the environment, the public and workers would be minimized. Currently there are a number of construction elements which if left in their current half-finished state will have environmental impacts.

The NEB have provided permission to Trans Mountain to undertake work the following works starting on  September 20, 2018 for nine weeks.

  • Pile caps will be installed on any upright piles with open tops to minimize harm to wildlife (note deep water pile driving activity has been suspended);
  • Maintenance/installation of erosion control mitigation on the foreshore to protect exposed areas from erosion; and,
  • Sheet piles that are in varying stages of completion need to be driven to elevation and the cells backfilled in order to maintain the safety and integrity of the sheet pile structure.

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

About the project

Kinder Morgan received a project permit to upgrade and expand the Westridge Marine Terminal in order to handle an increased volume of various crude oil types.

The system will be capable of serving up to 34 Aframax class vessels per month. The maximum size of vessels served at Westridge Marine Terminal will not change due to the project. Following the completion of the Project, operations at the Westridge Marine Terminal would occur on a 24-hours-per-day basis, seven-days-a-week.

The applicant has stated that construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2017 and be completed in the spring of 2020.

The terminal upgrade and expansion project is part of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which is a Designated Project under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. For more information on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project environmental assessment process please visit the National Energy Board and British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office websites.

 General description

  • Construction of a new three-berth marine terminal including new pile supported berth structures extending approximately 250m into Burrard Inlet, new circular sheet pile retaining wall and land infill
  • The construction of associated office and control building, utilities, fire suppression systems and mechanical systems
  • Construction of new in-water habitat and riparian planting areas
  • Sections of new transfer and delivery pipelines and related equipment
  • Decommissioning and demolition of certain facilities at the terminal

Site preparation

  • Modifications and relocation of existing utilities
  • Modifications to existing mechanical systems at the terminal
  • Removal of existing Pier 59
  • Surface soils and vegetation clearing along the foreshore extension area
  • Installation of an in-water circular sheet pile retaining wall
  • Densification of existing soils, placement of new imported fill, and compaction of fill behind the retaining wall to create new land in Burrard Inlet
  • Rip-rap removal in the foreshore area for construction of a new dock complex and extension into the water
  • Removal of abandoned culverts within the foreshore extension area

Marine berth expansion and new operations facilities

  • Demolition and decommissioning of the existing terminal berth and associated facilities
  • Installation of approximately 152 in-water piles to support new berth structures (piles range in size from approximately 1.4 m to 2.0 m in diameter)
  • Construction of a new three-berth dock complex encompassing approximately 275,000 m2 of water lot area;
  • New mooring dolphins, pipeline loading and delivery infrastructure, fender systems, vehicular access and utility connections as part of the new dock complex

Onshore and marine construction temporary facilities

  • Barges with office, lunchroom and washroom facilities
  • Storage barges with equipment and material storage areas
  • Marine equipment including barge mounted derricks for pile driving and supporting barges
  • Installation of a safety boom around marine work areas during construction extending approximately 350m into Burrard Inlet and anchored at each end by a new pile
  • Office trailers
  • Washroom trailers
  • Equipment storage trailer
  • Water treatment plants
  • Equipment storage trailers
  • Water treatment plants  

Resources

March 2018 – Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project Map [PDF]
March 2018 – Letter to Kinder Morgan Canada – Request for Extended Hours of Work – Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion [PDF]
September 2017 – Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project: Construction Notice [PDF]
August 2017 – Approved Project Permit (PP 15-322): Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project [PDF]
August 2017 – Project and Environmental Review Report: Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project [PDF]
August 2017 – Drawings Package: Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project [PDF]
August 2017 – Project Permit Application: Construction Safety Boom [PDF]

August 2017 – Project Permit Application: Construction Safety Boom Appendix A-C [PDF]
August 2017 – Project Permit Application: Terminal Outfall Drainage [PDF]

August 2017 – Project Permit Application: Site Plan and Utilities – UPDATED
 [PDF]
August 2017 – Project Permit Application: Berth Containment Curbs [PDF]
August 2017 – Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project – Consultation Summary Report [PDF]
August 2017 – Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project – Consideration Report [PDF]
June 2017 – Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project – Community Newsletter [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application Form: Kinder Morgan Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Description [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum: Introduction Schedule and Building Permit Summary [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum: Early Works and Engineering Clarifications [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum: Terminal Renderings [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum: Construction Drawings [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum: Marine Construction Safety Boom [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum: CP Rail License of Entry and Railway Interactions [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum: Erosion and Sediment Control Plan [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Report Listings [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Drawings Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Hazardous Materials Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 1 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 2 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 3 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 4 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 5 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 6 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 1) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 2) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 3) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 4) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 5) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 6) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 7) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 8) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 9) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 10) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 11) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 12) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 13) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 14) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 7 (Part 15) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 8 (Part 1) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 8 (Part 2) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Technical Report – Volume 9 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Marine Traffic Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: In-Water Excavation Technical Report  [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Noise Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 1 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 2 (Part 1) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 2 (Part 2) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 3 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 4 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Fish Habitat Offset Plan  [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Project Energy Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: View and Shade Impact Analysis [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Light Emissions Impact Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Construction Environmental Management Plan [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Environmental Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Riparian Habitat Mitigation Plan [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Soil and Sediment Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Human Health Risk Assessment – Volume 1 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Human Health Risk Assessment – Volume 2 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Spill Prevention and Emergency Response Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Fire Risk Assessment Technical Report [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 1 (Part 1) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 1 (Part 2) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 1 (Part 3) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 2 (Part 1) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 2 (Part 2) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 2 (Part 3) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 2 (Part 4) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 2 (Part 5) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 3 [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 4 (Part 1) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 4 (Part 2) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 4 (Part 3) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 4 (Part 4) [PDF]
May 2017 – Project Permit Application: Consultation Summary – Volume 4 (Part 5) [PDF]

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.

If you have any questions about the application, or if you have questions on our permitting process, please contact the port authority’s Community Feedback line at [email protected] or 604-665-9004.