Richardson International | Grain Storage Capacity Project

May 21, 2015

Project status

Permit issued

On April 15, 2013, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority issued a project permit (PP 2012-099) to Richardson International for the Grain Storage Capacity Project. The project involves the construction of two 40,000 metric tonne concrete storage annexes at 375 Low Level Road in North Vancouver. The project permit, including conditions is available below.

About the project

Richardson International’s Grain Storage Capacity Project included the construction of two slip form concrete annexes at the east end of the existing facility, as well as the installation of conveyors and automatic dust filter systems. Specific construction activities included:

  • demolition of three existing pellet storage bins (10,000 metric tonnes total capacity)
  • installing approximately 494 open ended steel wall piles, and 315 timber piles
  • constructing two 40,000 metric tonne concrete storage annexes approximately 54 m high (176 ft) and a total length of 172 m (565 ft)
  • upgrading and installing new dust filter systems within existing workhouse
  • constructing covered silo roof distribution conveyors and support towers
  • installing a new motor control centre room on annex roof
  • widening and upgrading existing south access road
  • reconfiguring rail infrastructure
  • installing mechanical and electrical systems
  • relocating existing utilities and installing new utilities
  • installing noise mitigation measures

Resources

June 2016 – Approved Project Permit Extension (PP 2012-099): Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
April 15, 2013 – Approved Project Permit (PP 2012-099): Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
April 2013 – Project Plans and Drawings: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
April 2013 – Decision Backgrounder: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
March 2013 – Noise Monitoring Plan: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
January 2013 – View, Shade and Noise Mitigation Report: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
January 2013 – Alternatives Report: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
October 2012 – View, Shade and Noise Assessments: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  

Consultation materials

November 2012 – Phase One Engagement Summary Report: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
January 2013 – Phase One Consideration Memo: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
February 2013 – Phase Two Engagement Summary Report: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
March 2013 – Phase Two Consideration Memo: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  
April 2013 – Mitigation Summary: Richardson Grain Storage Capacity Project [PDF]  

Contact information

For questions regarding the port authority’s Project and Environment Review Process, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.