Neptune Terminals | Dust Suppression Upgrade

February 3, 2017

Project status

Permit issued

On May 24, 2017, a project permit was issued to Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. to replace and upgrade the majority of their coal dust suppression system at their 1001 Low Level Road terminal in North Vancouver on federal lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 35 permit conditions Neptune Bulk Terminals Ltd. must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

For more information about the project and construction activities, please go to Neptune Bulk Terminals Ltd.’s website.

About the project

The current dust suppression system uses ten wooden spray poles with water nozzles and two steel spray poles, which were previously upgraded and will remain in operation following the project.

The proposed upgrade would replace the existing ten wooden spray poles with eight new steel poles equal in height. The proposed upgrade would also add five larger steel tower spray poles. All poles would have a horizontal spray bar.

All 13 of the new steel poles are proposed to include additional yard spray nozzles as well as angled LED flood lighting to illuminate the coal stockpile area below. The new poles would be connected to the existing terminal water supply system via a new underground piping connection.

Following the proposed upgrade, there would be a total of 15 steel spray poles in operation, located immediately adjacent to the current spray pole locations.

Proposed project activities and components include:

  • Removal of ten existing wooden spray poles
  • Installation of eight new steel spray poles approximately 24.0m (82.0 ft.) in height, each with a horizontal spray bar approximately 24.4m (80.0 ft.) long;
  • Installation of five new steel tower spray poles approximately 43.9m (144.2 ft.) in height, each with a horizontal spray bar approximately 39.6m (130.0 ft.) long;
  • Installation of additional yard spray nozzles on each new pole approximately 10.0m (33.0’ ft.) above the ground surface;
  • Excavation to a depth of 2.5m (8.2 ft.) for the eight new spray pole foundations;
  • Excavation to a depth of 3.0m (9.84 ft.) for the five new larger tower spray pole foundations;
  • Installation of concrete pedestal foundations for each new spray pole totaling 10.2m2 (110.0 ft2);
  • Installation of concrete pedestal foundations for each new larger tower spray pole totaling 26.5m2 (286.0 ft2);
  • Installation of new LED flood lights at a height of approximately 21.0m (69.0 ft.) on each pole;
  • Installation of water, electrical and telecommunications connections to the new spray poles
  • Construction of three new equipment container sheds containing piping and electrical connections to service the new poles and;
  • Installation of underground utilities including new waterline connections to the new poles.

Resources

May 2017 – Approved Project Permit (PP 2016-072): Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
May 2017 – Project and Environmental Review Report: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
May 2017 – Public Consultation Summary and Consideration Report: Neptune Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Form: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawing Package: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Geotechnical Report: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Soil Management Plan Letter: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Archaeology Aerial Photos: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Energy Efficiency Study: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Air Emissions Management Plan Part 1: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Air Emissions Management Plan Part 2: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Air Emissions Management Plan Part 3: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Water Droplet Drift Distance Memo: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  
January 2017 – Project Permit Application View And Shade Impact Analysis: Neptune Terminals Dust Suppression Upgrade [PDF]  

Contact information

For more information about Neptune Bulk Terminals Ltd.’s proposed project, please go to their website or contact Lisa Dooling by email or phone at 604-983-4407.

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