DP World Fraser Surrey Inc. | Canola Oil Transload Facility

November 22, 2022

Project Status
Permit application under review

In November 2022, DP World Fraser Surrey Inc. (the Applicant) submitted a project permit application to develop Canola Oil Transload Facility at 11060 Elevator Road, Surrey, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

Port authority-led engagement and consultation

As part of the Project and Environmental Review for the proposed project under the Impact Assessment Act, the proposed project was posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry with an opportunity for public comment between January 3, 2023 and February 1, 2023.

The port authority will conduct formal consultation activities with stakeholders and Indigenous groups as part of the Project and Environmental Review process.

Applicant-led public engagement

As part of the Project and Environmental Review process, the Applicant is required to solicit public feedback on the proposed project, results of technical studies and proposed mitigation measures.

The public engagement period for the proposed project has now closed. Between January 3 and January 30, 2023, the Applicant invited public comment on their proposed Canola Oil Transload Facility project. The Applicant also hosted an online information session on January 16, 2023 on Teams.

The summary of the public engagement and consideration report of how feedback was considered will be posted below and on the applicant’s website. The port authority will consider all feedback received from the public, stakeholders and Indigenous groups as part of the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project.

About the project

The Applicant is proposing to redevelop a portion of their existing Fraser Surrey Terminal and Berth 10 located at 11060 Elevator Road, Surrey, B.C. to function as a canola oil transload facility. Redevelopment would result in a canola oil throughput capacity of approximately 1,000,000 tonnes per year.

Project activities and components include:

  • Canola loadout terminal at Berth 10, including construction of a concrete marine access trestle, loading platform, and a catwalk connection between Berths 9 and 10, all supported by approximately 40 piles total (approx. 35 in-water)
  • Construction of ancillary loading deck and platform infrastructure, such as a marine loading arm and upgraded marine bollards and fenders
  • Installation of two rail spur tracks (one replacement, one new) for rail receiving and unloading, including construction of railcar bottom offloading stations, unloading pumps, piping and control cables
  • Construction of the canola storage facility comprised of
    • Three carbon steel 15,000 metric tonne capacity storage tanks (18m high, 37m diameter)
    • Elevated tank foundations, with associated ground improvement works
    • Vessel loading pumps
    • Containment area with liners, precast walls, and foundations; and
    • New fire water loop with six hydrants
  • Installation of below grade canola oil transmission and recycle lines to connect storage tanks to the marine trestle
  • Development of ancillary facilities including, control building, Motor Control Centre, security facility and vehicle parking
  • Various associated utility installations, relocations and removals

Should the proposed project be approved, construction is expected to take approximately 20 months.

Project resources

January 2023 – Public information session Powerpoint presentation: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
December 2022 – Notice of public engagement: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Application report: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Appendix A: Fire and emergency response plan: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Appendix B: Geotechnical report: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Appendix C.1: Road and rail memo: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Appendix C.2: Traffic impact study: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Appendix D: Rail operations plan: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Appendix E: Noise assessment: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Appendix F: Air assessment: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Appendix H: Archeological overview assessment: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [Confidential: Received and under review]
November 2022  – Appendix G: Project energy assessment: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Appendix I-i: Construction environment management plan (CEMP): DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Appendix I-ii: Construction environment management plan (CEMP): DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Appendix J: SPPP: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Appendix K: Biophysical habitat assessment: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Appendix L: Flood assessment memo: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Appendix M: Public engagement plan: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [Confidential: Received and under review]
November 2022  – Appendix N: Berth 10 mooring: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Utility drawings: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Construction parking and access drawing: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – MCC Support building drawing package: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Location plan: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
November 2022  – Lighting drawings: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]
January 2023  – Site, rail, marine structures, tanks drawings: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [PDF]

Contact information
To provide feedback on Applicant’s proposed project, please go to the Applicant’s website or contact DP World Fraser Surrey by email at [email protected].

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response. You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.