Cargill Limited | Noise Mitigation Project

May 21, 2015

Project status

Permit issued 

On February 27, 2013, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority issued a project permit (PP 2012-130) to Cargill Ltd. for the first phase of a noise mitigation project. Cargill Ltd. facilities are under lease with the port authority, and are located on the north shore of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver. The project permit, including conditions, is available below.

About the project

Phase 1 works included the installation of sound absorbing barriers and silencers along the north side of the facility to reduce noise levels at the nearest sensitive residence by five decibels (dBa). The works were part of a long-term noise mitigation strategy to be implemented by Cargill by 2018.

Specific construction activities included:

  • installing two (2) L-shaped sound absorbing barriers located on the lower section of the trackshed roof, approximately 15 m (50 ft) long, 7.6 m (25 ft) West/ 5.8 m (16 ft) East wide at one end, and 7.0 m (23 ft) high
  • installing two (2) separate sound absorbing barriers located on the upper section of the Trackshed roof, each approximately 6 m (20 ft) long, 4.5 m (15 ft) wide, and 4.5 m (15 ft) high
  • installing of two (2) Trackshed Fan Exhaust Silencers
  • installing of eight (8) Trackshed Dust Collector Silencers
  • implementing a post-construction noise monitoring program


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.