Trans Mountain is continuing with maintenance and facility upgrades at Burnaby Terminal and Westridge Marine Terminal to secure and protect the existing facilities and ensure the continued safe operations at both terminals.

At Burnaby Terminal, work is underway to modify existing piping and related infrastructure within the terminal. The relocation work is required to accommodate future operations of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and was approved by the National Energy Board (NEB) independent of the Expansion Project.

The replacement of original piping with new piping is designed to allow the passage of in-line inspection tools which will improve the integrity of Burnaby Terminal.

Measures are in place to minimize any impacts of this work to the public and the environment. Trans Mountain has developed Environmental Protection Plans for its work at Burnaby Terminal and will continue to comply with all regulatory requirements in relation to these activities. 

As part of erosion and sediment control measures, Trans Mountain has completed slope stabilization work at Westridge along the foreshore in the area where rip rap was removed prior to the safe shutdown of the Expansion Project. All work was completed in accordance with the site-specific Environmental Protection Plan.

Crews continue work to install new or upgraded perimeter fencing at Westridge, which will take several months to complete. This work requires some associated tree removal and vegetation management at some areas of the fenceline within Trans Mountain’s property, which began during the week of March 25, 2019. Other site surveys and monitoring activities continue at Westridge, including geophysical surveys, which could generate short periods of noise on-site.