Univar Canada | Rail Expansion with Tent
Permit amendment issued
On August 6, 2021, amendment PER No. 20-029-01 was issued to Univar Canada. The amendment extended the expiry date of their permit from August 31, 2021 to August 31, 2022. The extension was requested as a result of project scheduling delays. The scope of works that will be completed during the extended period remains unchanged.
In August 2020, a project permit was issued to Univar Canada to install a new 120 meter rail storage track that will twin the existing track at the southern end of their lease area at 1545 Bay Street North Vancouver, British Columbia on federal lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The Applicant will also install a fabric tent with LED lighting to cover both tracks, facilitate maintenance operations and provide weather protection.
The project was approved subject to 39 permit conditions that Univar Canada must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
Construction is proposed to take place in summer 2021 for an anticipated one month duration.
About the project
Univar Canada proposes to install a new 120 meter rail storage track that will twin the existing track at the southern end of their lease area. They also propose to install a fabric tent with LED lighting to cover both tracks, facilitate maintenance operations and provide weather protection. The existing rail track will not be adjusted except to replace the existing switch with a lap switch to allow for movements onto either the existing or the new track. Works to protect existing utilities are also proposed, which may require excavation down to an anticipated depth of approximately 3.5 meters. The new storage track is proposed to help improve logistics and manage the large swings in numbers of CN rail cars received by the terminal; it will also allow Univar Canada to receive approximately 10 additional rail cars per week. Works are proposed to take place in September 2020 for a one month duration.