Field studies continue for Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing field studies in May 2021 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.

The project team is working to collect additional information requested by the federal minister of environment and climate change, conduct ongoing field studies, and consult with Indigenous groups and federal agencies, the port officials announced.

“We remain focused on providing our response to the information request by summer 2021, following which the Impact Assessment Agency will hold a public comment period on the response and draft conditions for the project, should it be approved,” the port said.

The purpose of these studies is to determine the physical conditions (e.g., temperature and salinity) influencing biofilm presence and distribution in the area.

The study area is located in the upper and mid intertidal zones north of the causeway.

The Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new three-berth marine container terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia.

The project has completed a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel.

The main components of the proposed project are:

  • A new three-berth marine container terminal;
  • A widened causeway to the mainland to accommodate additional road and rail infrastructure;
  • An expanded tug basin to accommodate a second tug operations contractor.