Richardson International Limited | Leg 5 – Richardson

February 15, 2022

Project status
Permit issued

On March 29, 2022, a project permit was issued to Richardson International Limited submitted a project permit application to install two new spouting runs into the existing workhouse at 375 Low Level Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia. The project is on federal lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 25 permit conditions that Richardson International Limited must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

About the project

Richardson International Limited are proposing to install a new grain elevator leg, bulkweigher, conveyor belts, and associated spouting (Leg 5) into the existing workhouse at the North Vancouver Richardson grain terminal. The majority of the works will comprise installations inside the existing building envelope. However, minor external works are also proposed and these are described in more detail below. The footprint of the building will not change.

The primary function of Leg 5 is for equipment redundancy and overall equipment efficiency. The proposed Richardson Railyard Extension project (21-057), if approved, is estimated to increase terminal throughput by 0.5 million metric tonnes per annum, the construction of Leg 5 helps to achieve this.

Project activities and components include:

External works are proposed, which comprise:

  • The installation of two new spouting runs between the workhouse and the top of the shipping bins.
  • The installation of a structural frame to protect and give maintenance access to the slip joint unions on the two new spouting runs.

The equipment would be installed using crane lifts to the top and sides of the building. A building permit is required for both the internal and external works. The Applicant has submitted a building permit application, which is currently under review. The anticipated construction timeline is April 2022 to January 2023 and the works are proposed to be conducted during the port authority’s regular construction hours.

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.

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