|The VOPAK Pacific Canada offices in downtown Prince Rupert may soon
seem some increased activity, that after the global terminal operator received
a Notice of Determination towards its Ridley Island terminal plans
The prospects for the next industrial project for the North Coast moving forward would seem fairly good today; that following the release of details of a review by Environment and Climate Change Canada towards the proposed Vopak Bulk Liquids Shipment terminal for Ridley Island.
Vopak Pacific Canada which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Vopak has been investigating the opportunity to construct, own and operate a bulk liquids storage facility in Prince Rupert.
The Project is expected to store Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Clean Petroleum Products (CPP) (i.e. diesel and/or gasoline) and methanol. All products will be transported from BC and Alberta to the Project via the existing Canadian National Railway line.
Customers of Vopak will be responsible for bringing the product to site and for shipping the product from the jetty to markets around the world.
The Project will include the construction, operation and decommissioning of the bulk liquids storage facility, including a jetty.
Vopak will build the Project and manage the day-to-day operations of the facility.
The facility will operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The timeline towards the proposed development is already a year behind from its original schedule, which had expected the two year construction period to start in late 2021.
The background overview of the proposal can be reviewed here.
|Artists rendition of proposed Vopak terminal at Ridley Island
In a Notice of Determination that was added to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada website this week, the Federal environmental agency noted that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.