Project Updates


MEDIA CONTACT:
Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications

P: 204.934.5169
E: Tracey.Shelton@richardson.ca

COMMUNITY NOTICE

JANUARY 18, 2016

Dear Community Member,

The Richardson Terminal at 375 Low Level Road will be proceeding with its east railyard track tie in as part of Project Permit 2012-099 next year. This work involves rebuilding the tracks that were removed to facilitate construction of the new grain storage annex.

The track work is scheduled to begin January 4 and continue through February 20. Most of the work will be performed during regular daytime construction hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday). However, in order to minimize interruption to terminal operations, the rail tie in work will occur outside of regular construction hours from 1:00 pm on January 29 until 10:00 pm on January 31. Approvals are in place from Port Metro Vancouver.

Richardson’s grain annex project is nearing completion. This rail track tie in is the last phase of the project and we expect to complete all associated work in February 2016. If you have any questions or concerns related to construction, contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

OCTOBER 29, 2015

Dear Community Member,

The Richardson Terminal at 375 Low Level Road will be proceeding with its Foreshore Stabilization Project (Permit 2013-163) this weekend. The work will include repairing an existing storm water outfall and stabilizing the shoreline with rip rap, which will be placed via crane.

The work is scheduled to begin on Friday, October 30 at 10:00 p.m. and be completed by Monday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. Much of the work will be performed overnight between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. We will do our best to complete this construction with minimal disruption. Approvals are in place from Port Metro Vancouver.

All necessary measures will be taken to ensure the work is conducted safely, and all work will be conducted according to appropriate environmental standards and guidelines.

If you have any questions or concerns related to construction, contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. We appreciate your patience as we complete this activity.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton

Director, Corporate Communications

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

AUGUST 21, 2014

Dear Community Member,

As you are aware, Richardson began construction of the Grain Storage Annex, PMV Project Permit 2012-099, in May 2013. We are anticipating completion of the two-year project in November 2015. The foundation work phase took place from September 2013 through March 2014, which involved excavation/site work, utility installations and piling. The east silo pack was constructed in late April 2014, with the west silo pack being built in late July.
As construction continues, installation of asphalt on the premises will now commence. Due to the nature of work, this activity will take place outside of regular construction hours and is scheduled as follows:
Asphalt Installation:
Saturday, August 23 8am to 12am
Sunday, August 24 8am to 8pm

Throughout this project, every effort will be made to minimize construction impacts.

If you have any questions or concerns about construction, please contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. All inquiries will be documented using an electronic Incident Reporting System, which will include investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable). You can also contact Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Feedback line at (604) 665-9004 or community.feedback@portmetrovancouver.com.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

JULY 4, 2014

Dear Community Member,

As you are aware, Richardson began construction of the Grain Storage Annex, PMV Project Permit 2012-099, in May 2013. We are anticipating completion of the two-year project in November 2015. The foundation work phase took place from September 2013 through March 2014, which involved excavation/site work, utility installations and piling. The east silo pack was constructed in late April 2014 and the steel hoppers and roof work started in early June.

In late July, we will be constructing the west silo pack. Due to the nature of work, this activity will take place outside of regular construction hours and is scheduled as follows:

West Silo Slipform:

Concrete silo structure on the west side
Dates: July 21 – 30
Duration: Continuous 7 – 8 day pour

Construction crews may need to work overtime on Sundays to complete preparation work in advance of the pour. This overtime work may take place during daytime hours on Sunday, July 6, 13 and 20. Every effort will be made to minimize construction impacts, with lighting directed away from residences towards the work site and machinery use kept to a minimum.

For the remainder of 2014, work will continue on the hopper installations of both silo packs, roof construction and structural steel/cladding/conveyance installations on top of the silos.

If you have any questions or concerns about construction, please contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. All inquiries will be documented using an electronic Incident Reporting System, which will include investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable). You can also contact Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Feedback line at (604) 665-9004 or community.feedback@portmetrovancouver.com.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

MARCH 14, 2014

Dear Community Member,

As you are aware, Richardson began construction of the Grain Storage Annex, PMV Project Permit 2012-099, in May 2013. We are anticipating completion of the two-year project in November 2015. The foundation work phase took place from September 2013 through March 2014, which involved excavation/site work, utility installations and piling. The east silo pack was constructed in late April 2014 and the steel hoppers and roof work started in early June.

In late July, we will be constructing the west silo pack. Due to the nature of work, this activity will take place outside of regular construction hours and is scheduled as follows:

West Silo Slipform:
Concrete silo structure on the west side
Dates: July 21 – 30
Duration: Continuous 7 – 8 day pour

Construction crews may need to work overtime on Sundays to complete preparation work in advance of the pour. This overtime work may take place during daytime hours on Sunday, July 6, 13 and 20. Every effort will be made to minimize construction impacts, with lighting directed away from residences towards the work site and machinery use kept to a minimum.

For the remainder of 2014, work will continue on the hopper installations of both silo packs, roof construction and structural steel/cladding/conveyance installations on top of the silos.

If you have any questions or concerns about construction, please contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. All inquiries will be documented using an electronic Incident Reporting System, which will include investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable). You can also contact Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Feedback line at (604) 665-9004 or community.feedback@portmetrovancouver.com.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications
Richardson International

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

MARCH 14, 2014

Dear Community Member,

As you are aware, Richardson began construction of the Grain Storage Annex, PMV Project Permit 2012-099, in May 2013. We are anticipating completion of the two-year project in November 2015. The foundation work phase took place from September 2013 through March 2014, which involved excavation/site work, utility installations and piling. Piling is now complete. Over the next two few months, we will be conducting several activities outside of regular construction hours. These activities will take place either overnight or on Sundays due to the continuous nature of the concrete pours or for safety reasons. The schedule is as follows:

Tower Crane Installation: Erect tower crane for construction
Date: Mar 21-23
Duration: Daytime hours (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday)

West Matt Pour: Foundation of the west silos
Date: April 5-6, alternate April 12-13
Duration: 30 hours

East Silo Slipform: Concrete silo structure on the east side
Date: April 23-30
Durations: Continuous 7-8 day pour

Every effort will be made to minimize construction impacts, with lighting directed away from residences towards the work site and machinery use kept to a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns related to construction, please contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. All inquiries will be documented using an electronic Incident Reporting System, which will include investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable). You can also contact Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Complaints line at (604) 665-9004 or community.complaints@portmetrovancouver.com.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications
Richardson International

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

JANUARY 30, 2014

Dear Community Member,

As you are aware, Richardson started construction of the Grain Storage Annex, PMV Project Permit 2012-099, in May 2013.

Over the next six months, we will be required to conduct several activities outside of regular construction hours in relation to concrete pours for the matt foundation, silo structures and substation. These activities will take place overnight and/or on weekends due to the continuous nature of the pours to maintain structural integrity, minimize traffic and for safety reasons. These dates will be confirmed in a notice at least 48 hours prior to the actual event.

The first activity is the East Matt Pour, which involves pouring a pile cap for the east silos. This is scheduled to take place on the weekend of February 8 and 9 and will be a continuous pour for approximately 30 hours. In the case of weather delays, this would take place on the weekend of February 15 and 16.

The following is an estimated timeline of other potential activities, which are dependent on the construction schedule and weather.

West Matt Pour:
Description: Pile cap for the west silos
Date: April 5-6
Duration: Continuous for 30 hours

East Silo Slipform:

Description: Concrete silo structure on the east side
Date: April 21-30
Duration: Continuous 8-9 day pour

West Silo Slipform:
Description: Concrete silo structure on the west side
Date: July 7-15
Duration: Continuous 8-9 day pour

Substation works:
Description: Dead end mast and concrete foundation for new substation
Date: February through June 2014
Duration: Potential for daytime work on several Sundays

Every effort will be made to minimize construction impacts, with lighting directed away from residences towards the work site and machinery use kept to a minimum.

If you have any questions or concerns related to construction, please contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. All calls or emails will be documented using an electronic Incident Reporting System, which will include investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable). You can also contact Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Complaints line at (604) 665-9004 or community.complaints@portmetrovancouver.com.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications
Richardson International

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Dear Community Member,

Construction continues on Richardson’s Grain Storage Annex, PMV Project Permit 2012-099.

Since September, the pellet storage bins have been removed and work has focused on the foundation, including piling for the two new East and West Annexes. The steel piling was originally expected to take four months to complete. However, due to unforeseen soil conditions, longer piles were required and piling is going to take longer than we anticipated. We now expect piling to continue until early March. We will be working longer hours during the week and on Saturdays as required in order to minimize the duration of the piling, following noise bylaws set out by the City of North Vancouver.

While most of the construction will be shut down during the holidays, our piling contractor will be working through the Christmas break. Piling will cease for statutory holidays, as per the CNV Bylaw, on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Once piling is completed, the concrete matt foundation will be poured to make the base for the new annexes. We expect that work to begin in early 2014, which will be followed by the slip-form pour for the two new annexes in late spring/early summer. For more detailed project information and updates, visit www.richardson.ca/news/vancouver-grain-terminal or log on to portmetrovancouver.com.

If you have any questions or concerns related to construction, contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. Calls or emails will be documented using an electronic Incident Reporting System, which will include investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable). You can also contact Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Complaints line at (604) 665-9004 or community.complaints@portmetrovancouver.com.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications
Richardson International

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

AUGUST 23, 2013

Dear Community Member,

As you are aware, Richardson started construction of the Grain Storage Annex, PMV Project Permit 2012-099, in May of this year. The project duration is expected to be approximately two years.

The first few months were focused on demolition, utility and road work, and modifications to the pellet plant. The next few months of construction will focus on foundation work for the two new grain storage annexes as follows:

East & West Annex Piling – Steel piling for the east annex is scheduled to begin after September 2. Steel Pipe piles will be vibrated using a vibratory/hydraulic hammer method. Timber piles will be used to compact the soil between. Piling is expected to take approximately four months and is scheduled to occur during weekday daytime hours, with no work on Sundays.

Matt Foundation Concrete Pours – After piling is completed the matt foundation pile cap will be poured. This will tie in the steel piles to make the base for the new annexes.

Pellet Plant Renovations – Continued work on modifications to the existing pellet plant. This includes installation and changes to the conveyance in the area.

Civil Works & Utilities – Continued work on the retaining walls, foundation removals and modifications and utility changes. Existing utilities feeding the site, including power, water and storm drainage will be re-routed to allow for construction of the new annex.

For more detailed project information, visit here.

If you have any questions or concerns related to construction, contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. All calls or emails will be documented using an electronic Incident Reporting System, which will include investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable). You can also contact Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Complaints line at (604) 665-9004 or community.complaints@portmetrovancouver.com.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications, Richardson International

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

MAY 17, 2013

Dear Community Member,

Richardson is committed to keeping the community updated on activities related to project permit 2012-099, which is for the construction of an 80,000-metric-tonne concrete grain storage annex at our North Vancouver facility. We will provide the community with advance notification prior to the commencement of major construction activities throughout the two-year construction process.

In late April, we provided an overall update on the project and notification that prep work and demolition was beginning. We plan to commence steel piling the week of May 27. This piling is related to the roadwork adjacent to the planned annex and along the railway. There will be another phase of piling that is scheduled to begin in early September. That piling will take approximately four months to complete for the foundations of the annex itself.

This initial piling activity is scheduled to commence the week of May 27 and is expected to continue through to July 31, 2013. During this time, piling activity will occur regularly, yet intermittently, during daytime hours, Monday through Saturday. Piling activity is not scheduled to occur on Sundays.

For more detailed project information, visit Vancouver Grain Terminal Project page.
Any questions or concerns related to construction can be directed to Richardson at (604) 313-2398 or the Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Complaints line at (604)665-9004 or community.complaints@portmetrovancouver.com. All calls and emails are documented by way of electronic Incident Reporting System, including investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable).

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications
Richardson International

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

APRIL 29, 2013

Dear Community Member,

Last week, Richardson International Limited received a project permit (2012-099) from Port Metro Vancouver to build an 80,000-metric-tonne concrete grain storage annex at its terminal facility in North Vancouver. The expansion project is expected to take approximately two years to complete, with construction to begin immediately. Throughout construction, Richardson will provide the community with updates via web posting, email and mail drop, prior to the commencement of major construction activities. These milestones are anticipated to be:

1) At commencement of the first construction activity (demolition of pellet tanks)
2) Prior to the commencement of steel piling
3) Prior to the commencement of the East slip form pour
4) Prior to the commencement of the West slip form pour
5) At the wrap up of construction activities

The first few months of construction will focus on site preparation and demolition, as follows:
Pellet Tank Demolition – The first activity will be the removal of three steel pellet storage tanks located on the east side of the terminal. These tanks will be purged, cleaned and isolated and all conveyance and electrical components removed prior to demolition. Demolition will include the removal of underground conveyance tunnels and dismantling of the metal bins using hydraulic shears mounted on an excavator. All scrap metal will be transported off site for recycling.

Track Realignment – Rail work will occur in a section of the east yard of the terminal. The most southern placed tracks, adjacent to the pellet tank area, will be removed and reconfigured to allow continued access to the receiving pits, during the construction period.

Utilities
– Existing utilities feeding the site, including power, water and storm drainage will be re-routed to allow for construction of the new annex.

Pellet Plant Renovation – The pellet plant will be modified to remain operational and connect to the new annex. This includes modifications to conveyance, spouting, gates and controls.

On Site Road Widening – The southern access on site roadway will be widened. Timber piling and sheet piling is required in order to densify the soil and allow for road widening.

Foundation Preparation – The area will be prepared for the piles and concrete foundation.

For more detailed project information, visit our Vancouver Grain Terminal Project page or Port Metro Vancouver.

If you have any questions or concerns related to construction, please contact us at (604) 313-2398 or vancouverengagement@richardson.ca. All calls or emails will be documented using an electronic Incident Reporting System, which will include investigative information and corrective measures (where applicable). You can also contact Port Metro Vancouver’s Community Complaints line at (604)665-9004 or community.complaints@portmetrovancouver.com.

Sincerely,

Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications
Richardson International