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Construction has been underway at our North Vancouver G3 Terminal Vancouver site at Lynnterm West Gate since March 7, 2017, after we successfully completed an extensive project and environmental review and permitting process with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. Peter Kiewit Sons ULC has been selected as our design-build construction contractor for the project. They have extensive experience and success building large scale projects in British Columbia, including the Port Mann Bridge and the Sea to Sky Highway.

Issued: July 24, 2017 – Construction Notice of Intermittent Night Shift Work at G3 Terminal Vancouver starting on August 7, 2017 to April 30, 2018. 

Starting August 7, 2017, G3 will undertake intermittent night shift work between the hours of 8 pm and 7 am for a variety of reasons which include the need to coordinate the work around tide cycles and the requirements of neighbouring tenants, and where preparation or servicing is required for safe construction operations. Construction activity will be limited to operations that are anticipated to have low impacts to the surrounding community such as welding, servicing of construction equipment, testing and inspection of materials, pile splicing, rock placement, sawcutting, barge unloading, working inside the new concrete buildings, and  installation of rebar and underground utilities. G3 is complying with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority requirements for these extended work hours by implementing mitigation measures and providing further advanced notice when required. Noise levels during this period will be monitored to verify that construction activities do not result in a notable increase to the average existing noise levels. Additionally, lighting mitigation will be in place including lights being placed as close to the ground as possible and directed down and away from residential areas.

G3 will provide separate notifications to the community for any specific 24/7 continuous construction work such as concrete silo pours, or if a construction activity is anticipated to have a significant impact outside of the project site.

The location and boundaries of the project site are shown below:

Issued: July 18, 2017 – Construction Notice of Night Shift Work at G3 Terminal Vancouver. Starting August 1, 2017 at approximately 7:00 am through to August 2, 2017 at approximately 1:00 pm, G3 will conduct an approximately 28-hour-long continuous concrete pour of foundations for several buildings which is necessary to ensure structures are sound and strong. G3 is complying with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority requirements for these extended work hours.

Noise levels during this period will be monitored continuously to verify they do not exceed current allowable background noise levels. G3 will employ several techniques between the hours of 8 pm and 7 am to ensure there will be no significant impact to our neighbours, including:

  • Diesel engines will be shut off when not in use and electric power will be used where appropriate;
  • Equipment will utilize noise and light shields whenever possible;
  • Backup alarms – required on construction equipment by WorkSafe BC regulations – will be upgraded to include low impact alarms, which emit less noise; and
  • Lights will be placed as close to the ground and possible and directed down and away from residential areas.

With these mitigations in place there is expected to be little to no impact to the surrounding community.

The location of the concrete pour and concrete batch plant are shown below:

Issued: May 23, 2017 – Site Access Notification

Industrial traffic requiring access to Lynnterm West Gate will be rerouted to a temporary detour starting in June this year.  The temporary detour will be on the east side of Lynn Creek accessed via Mountain Highway, Dominion road and Harbour Ave, then along a temporary road built over the rail line and bridge to the G3 and Vancouver Pile Driving sites. We will monitor traffic and adjust to minimize traffic disruptions to local businesses located in the industrial area. There will be  a small and temporary realignment of access to the Harbourview Dog Park and while we have made considerable efforts to ensure a safe and timely route be maintained to the parking lot, we suggest that dog owners may wish to access the park via the trail via access points to the north.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will be working quickly to install the new roadway safely, and with as little impact as possible.

Community Update

G3’s first community quarterly update can be found by clicking the link.

Public Information Session

In advance of construction, G3 held a public information session on Thursday, February 9, 2017. During the session, G3 provided up-to-date project information including the start and major phases of construction, construction mitigations, and progress on certain operational mitigations. G3 further sought input from community members on their preferred methods of communication, during the construction process.

G3’s public information session display boards can be found by clicking the link.

Throughout construction, notifications regarding upcoming activities and expected impacts will be posted on this website and sent via email. You may opt in to notifications by emailing info@g3terminalvancouver.ca. For construction related inquiries, please call (778) 373-3150. For more general G3 Terminal Vancouver inquiries, please call: 1-844-263-2398.