Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. | Dumper 2 Potash Replacement

June 16, 2022

Project status
Permit under review

In June 2022, Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. submitted project permit application to develop Dumper 2 Potash Replacement, located at 1001 Low Level Road in the City of North Vancouver, British Columbia on federal lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

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 June 16 and July 15, 2022.

About the project

Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. (NBT) is proposing to replace one of two existing potash rail dumper receiving and conveyor systems located at the south east corner of their terminal (immediately north of Berth 3). Potash Dumper No. 2 is reaching the end of its service life and requires a replacement that will match the increased  dumper capacity (6000 metric tonnes per hour from 4000 metric tonnes per hour) as Potash Dumper No. 1, which was refurbished in 2010. As part of the project, the dumper hopper is to be extended approximately 6 metres towards the north east for positioning and unloading of up to 3 rail cars at a time. Overall terminal throughput is not anticipated to increase as a result of the project and there is no anticipated change in rail or vessel traffic. The total land-based  footprint includes an area of approximately 2000 square metres with the majority of the excavation to a depth of 7 metres and up to a depth of 12 metres. 

 Work is anticipated to commence Q1/Q2 of 2024 and is expected to occur over a period of approximately 10-15 months.   

Contact information
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.