Trans Mountain ULC is to change its expansion plans for its Burnaby Terminal at the Trans Mountain Pipeline System end point. The changes, approved by the National Energy Board (NEB) will “significantly improve” safety at the terminal.

As part of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, the company will build 14 new oil storage tanks at its tank farm at the Burnaby Terminal. On March 1, 2017, Trans Mountain applied to the NEB to reduce the diameters of five of the 14 new tanks and the overall capacity of the facilities by 50,880 cbm (320,000 bbls). The company will also increase the amount of space between the tanks and reconfigure the secondary containment system at the tank farm in order to reduce the risk of fire.

The NEB also released two letter reports to cover updated risk assessments and secondary containment at the Burnaby Terminal. One is related to the company’s Quality Management Plan as it applies to the entire project. The expansion approval report announce that Trans Mountain has fulfilled these conditions.

Trans Mountain is now able to begin construction at the Burnaby Terminal, subject to any other permits or authorisations which may be required.

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27th June 2018

27th June 2018