DP World Fraser Surrey Inc. | Canola Oil Transload Facility
On May 2, 2023, a project permit was issued to DP World Fraser Surrey Inc. (the Permit Holder) to develop the Canola Oil Transload Facility at 11060 Elevator Road, Surrey, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 67 permit conditions the Permit Holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
The Permit Holder will redevelop a portion of their existing Fraser Surrey Terminal and Berth 10 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
Construction is expected to take approximately 20 months.
PER Permit and Report
Applicant-led public engagement report and materials
Studies and reports
November 2022 – Appendix H: Archeological overview assessment: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [Confidential: Received and reviewed]
November 2022 – Appendix M: Public engagement plan: DP World Fraser Surrey: Canola Oil Transload Facility [Confidential: Received and reviewed]
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