Port Metro Vancouver has submitted a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
The project is a proposed new container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C. on Canada’s west coast.
The Environmental Impact Statement documents four years of extensive scientific study and consultation with regulators, Aboriginal groups, local government and the public to assess the potential environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects of the terminal’s construction and operation.
Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project includes three main components:
- The development of land and construction of a deep-sea marine terminal adjacent to the existing Roberts Bank terminals;
- Widening of the existing Roberts Bank causeway to accommodate road and rail infrastructure; and
- Expansion of the existing Roberts Bank tug basin to accommodate the existing and an additional tug boat contractor.
Subject to environmental permits and approvals and a final investment decision, construction could begin in 2018 and would take approximately five-and-a-half years to complete. The project would be funded entirely by Port Metro Vancouver and the private sector, so would not require any tax dollars. The construction phase will create 12,700 person-years of employment, and its operation would support approximately 12,400 full-time jobs on an ongoing basis.