VANCOUVER, B.C. – Dec. 09, 2019: WesPac Midstream Vancouver LLC filed today a marine shipping assessment to meet the expanded scope of the Environmental Assessment Certificate Application Review.

The marine shipping assessment provides additional details on project shipping, including measures to minimize potential impacts. Project ships will follow established shipping lanes and maintain reduced speeds to limit interactions with marine mammals. LNG carriers calling at the jetty will be powered by natural gas, which will significantly lower emissions compared to bunker oil and diesel powered ships in the region. LNG bunker vessels will enable regional fleets to convert to newer, lower-carbon LNG powered vessels. Ships will also follow port guidance for safe navigation including:

  • LNG carriers will have a tug escort
  • A safety zone will be maintained during vessel berthing and loading
  • Local pilots will be onboard to guide the ship

The Application Review period was temporarily suspended following a decision by the federal ministry of Environment and Climate Change to extend the assessment of the potential impacts of marine shipping to the 12-nautical mile limit of Canada’s territorial waters. As part of this expanded assessment, additional consultation was facilitated with Indigenous groups.

Learn more: EPIC: WesPac Tilbury Marine Jetty


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