Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project field studies announced
November 2, 2018 By Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project team
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing field studies in November 2018 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.
For an overview of field studies that will be taking place this month, please read the November 2018 Field Studies Information Sheet.
The port authority produces field studies information sheets summarizing any upcoming field work that is planned. Past field studies notices regarding the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project can be found here.
About the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
The project proposal is to create 108 hectares of new industrial land in deep, subtidal waters to minimize environmental effects. The terminal would have up to three berths for container ships, and would provide 1,500 on-terminal jobs.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is currently conducting a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel appointed by the federal minister of Environment and Climate Change, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The review panel will challenge the environmental science and assess if after mitigation, the project is likely to have significant environmental effect. The panel will then provide recommendations to the minister that she and Cabinet will consider in making a decision on whether the project can proceed.
The project is also subject to regulatory approvals and permits, market conditions and a final investment decision, and construction would take approximately five-and-a-half years.
If approved and built, the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project would play a critical role in supporting Canadian businesses shipping goods to and from market to keep Canada competitive and open for trade with growing economies around the world, well into the future.
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