Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC | Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project

August 14, 2019

Permit under review

In August 2019, Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC submitted a project permit application to upgrade and expand a portion of the 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.

Given that the works and activities proposed, and associated documentation submitted, as part of this project permit application have not materially changed from those reviewed and approved under Project Permit No. 15-322, the scope of the port authority’s review will focus the following minor changes:

  1. Updated construction hours to undertake work outside of the port authority’s standard construction hours, comprising nighttime welding activities for the duration of the construction period to minimize the impact of high tide cycles on welding efficiency.
  2. Updated noise baseline limits for construction noise monitoring to reflect the current ambient noise baseline conditions at Westridge Marine Terminal, based on new baseline noise monitoring undertaken by the Applicant in September 2018.
  3. The temporary re-location of an existing utility dock from Pier 59 to Pier 61 during construction.
  4. Updated construction schedule with an anticipated completion date of the fourth quarter of 2022.

On August 28, 2017, the port authority previously issued Project Permit No. 15-322 to Kinder Morgan Canada Limited authorizing upgrades to the Westridge Marine Terminal. Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC commenced construction of the Westridge Marine Terminal upgrades in September 2017. On May 29, 2018, the Government of Canada and Kinder Morgan announced that they had entered into a Share and Unit Purchase Agreement (Agreement). Under the Agreement, the Government of Canada acquired the shares and units of all the entities that own and operate the existing Trans Mountain pipeline.

On August 30, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a decision in Tsleil-Waututh v. Canada (AG) 2018 FCA 153 setting aside the Governor in Council’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, rendering the National Energy Board’s Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) OC-064 a nullity. A new CPCN was issued for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on June 21, 2019, following a reinitiated Indigenous consultation process, reconsideration of project-related marine shipping and approval by the Governor in Council on June 18, 2019. On August 2, 2019, the port authority issued a letter to Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC to advise that as a result of the Federal Court of Appeal decision, Project Permit No. 15-322 is no longer valid and a new project permit application is required for the Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project.

About the Project

The Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project is part of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which is a Designated Project under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. On June 18, 2019 the Government of Canada approved the Trans Mountain Expansion Project subject to 156 conditions. 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.

Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC is proposing 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 Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project. Following the completion of the Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project, it is intended that operations at the Westridge Marine Terminal would occur on a 24-hours-per-day basis, seven-days-a-week.

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
  • Temporary relocation of an existing utility dock from Pier 59 to Pier 61 during construction phase
  • Surface soils and vegetation clearing along the foreshore extension area – Previously completed under Project Permit No. 15-322
  • Installation of an in-water circular sheet pile retaining wall – Partially completed under Project Permit No. 15-322
  • 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 – Previously completed under Project Permit No. 15-322
  • 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) – Partially completed under Project Permit No. 15-322
  • 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

August 2019 – Application Cover Letter (Received and under review)
August 2019 – Project Permit Application Form: Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC | Westridge Marine Terminal Upgrade and Expansion Project [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Table of Concordance [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Project Description [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum – Intro, Schedule and Building Permit Summary [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum – Early Works and Engineering Clarifications [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum – Terminal Renderings [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum – Construction Drawings [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum – Marine Construction Safety Boom [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Marine Safety Boom Technical Memo July 31 2017 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Project Description Addendum – CP Rail Licence of Entry [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Drawings Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Hazardous Material Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 1 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 2 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 3 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 4 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 5 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 6 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 1) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 2) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 3) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 4) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 5) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 6) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 7) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 8) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 9) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 10) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 11) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 12) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 13) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 14) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 7 (Part 15) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 8 (Part 1) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 8 (Part 2) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report – Volume 9 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Stormwater Pollution Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Marine Traffic Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: In-water Excavation Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Noise Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Application for Amendment to PER 15-322 Condition 37 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Extended Hours Work Request for Night Welding [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 1 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 2 (Part 1) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 2 (Part 2) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 3 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report – Volume 4 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Air Technical Report Addendum [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Fish Habitat Offset Plan [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: July 15, 2019 | Cover Letter for Fisheries Act Authorization Application [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Project Energy Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: View Impact Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Light Emissions Impact Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Archaeological Overview Assessment (Received and under review)
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Construction Environmental Management Plan [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: August 2017 WMT EPP Change Log [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: January 2018 WMT EPP Change Log [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: March 2018 WMT EPP Change Log [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: July 2018 WMT EPP Change Log [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Environmental Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Environmental Protection Plan Addendum [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Soil and Sediment Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Human Health Risk Assessment – Volume 1 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Human Health Risk Assessment – Volume 2 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Spill Prevention and Emergency Response Plan [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Fire Risk Assessment Technical Report [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Aboriginal Engagement Report (Received and under review)
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Indigenous Engagement Update August 2019 (Received and under review)
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 1 (Part 1) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 1 (Part 2) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 1 (Part 3) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 2 (Part 1) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 2 (Part 2) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 2 (Part 3) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 2 (Part 4) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 2 (Part 5) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 3 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 4 (Part 1) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 4 (Part 2) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 4 (Part 3) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 4 (Part 4) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report – Volume 4 (Part 5) [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Consultation and Engagement Summary Report August 2019 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Construction Communication Plan (Received and under review)
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Riparian Habitat Management Plan [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Phase 1 & 2 [PDF]
August 2019 – Project Permit Application: Approved Amendment to PER 15-322 for Temporary Dock Relocation [PDF]

Contact information

For information about the proposed project, please visit Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC’s website, or contact Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC 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.