Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

Planning Now for Canada’s Trade Future

The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (RBT2) is a proposed new three-berth container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, BC. If built, the Project would provide 2.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of container capacity per year, which is required to meet forecasted demand in the early-to mid-2020s. The proposed project would drive economic growth and increase employment, benefitting the region, the province and the country.

Preliminary Environmental Mitigation Concepts (September 15 - October 10, 2014)

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority undertook consultation regarding Preliminary Environmental Mitigation Concepts from September 15 to October 10, 2014. As part of this round of consultation, the port authority sought feedback regarding proposed mitigation for some topics which were raised by participants in previous consultation rounds.

Click here to view the Preliminary Environmental Mitigation Concepts Consultation Discussion Guide and Feedback Form.

Following this round of consultation, a Consultation Summary Report will be produced, summarising the input received.

Environmental Assessment

On September 12, 2013, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority filed a Project Description with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office.

On January 7, 2014 the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) referred the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project for an environmental assessment by an independent review panel. Click here to read the announcement.

As part of the environmental assessment, there will be several opportunities for local government, First Nations, stakeholder and public comment regarding the Project, its potential effects, and draft mitigation measures.

For more information on the environmental assessment process, visit the CEAA website (registry reference number 80054).

Here on PortTalk, you can:

For more information about the proposed project, please visit the project website at www.portvancouver.com/RBT2



Planning Now for Canada’s Trade Future

The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (RBT2) is a proposed new three-berth container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, BC. If built, the Project would provide 2.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of container capacity per year, which is required to meet forecasted demand in the early-to mid-2020s. The proposed project would drive economic growth and increase employment, benefitting the region, the province and the country.

Preliminary Environmental Mitigation Concepts (September 15 - October 10, 2014)

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority undertook consultation regarding Preliminary Environmental Mitigation Concepts from September 15 to October 10, 2014. As part of this round of consultation, the port authority sought feedback regarding proposed mitigation for some topics which were raised by participants in previous consultation rounds.

Click here to view the Preliminary Environmental Mitigation Concepts Consultation Discussion Guide and Feedback Form.

Following this round of consultation, a Consultation Summary Report will be produced, summarising the input received.

Environmental Assessment

On September 12, 2013, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority filed a Project Description with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office.

On January 7, 2014 the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) referred the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project for an environmental assessment by an independent review panel. Click here to read the announcement.

As part of the environmental assessment, there will be several opportunities for local government, First Nations, stakeholder and public comment regarding the Project, its potential effects, and draft mitigation measures.

For more information on the environmental assessment process, visit the CEAA website (registry reference number 80054).

Here on PortTalk, you can:

For more information about the proposed project, please visit the project website at www.portvancouver.com/RBT2



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  • I've had my questions answered today (16/08/2016 2:00 PM) at The Un-Common Cafe, I just want to get on your mailing list and receive email updates concerning the proposed new project. Kind Regards, Paul van Aspert

    Paul van Aspert asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your interest in the Centerm Expansion Project. Please send your email address to centermexpansion@portvancouver.com and we will add you to the mailing list.

  • Could you give the approx. date the first ship will tie-up?

    LONGSHORE asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. The proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is currently undergoing an environmental assessment, which is expected to take two to three years. Subject to environmental permits and approvals, market conditions and a final investment decision, construction of the Project will begin in 2018 and will take approximately five-and-a-half years to complete.

  • With the project still years away from completion the ramifications of commercial crab boats loosing yet more area to navagational closure forces vessels to relocation where I fish in the Gulf Island. Is Port Metro going to compensate fishermen for the lose of the fishing grounds from these closes? This area is by far, and can be backed up by electronic monitoring the best grounds in all the fishing area? Please tell me how this issue will be dealt with? I believe compensation now may in the end be wisest route as delay will invariably cost more through litigation. Kelvin Campbell

    Kelvin Campbell asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. The proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is currently undergoing an environmental assessment by an independent review panel. Since 2011, Port Metro Vancouver has been conducting a range of studies to understand the potential effects of the project, including those relating to Dungeness Crab habitat and the harvesting of crabs. The results of these studies will be documented in the Environmental Impact Statement, which will be submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in early 2015. Following this, there will be multiple opportunities for public participation and comment during the independent review panel process.

  • HERE IS A QUESTION THAT I ASKED AT THE AGM BUT FAILED TO GET AN ANSWER. CAN I PLEASE NOW HAVE THE ANSWER THAT CLIFF STEWART REFUSED TO PROVIDE: "CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR CONCEPTS OF SUSTAINABILITY AS THEY RELATE TO YOUR PLAN TO BUILD A SECOND CONTAINER TERMINAL AT ROBERTS BANK - THE MOST IMPORTANT ECOSYSTEM ON THE WEST COAST IF NOT ALL OF CANADA AS WELL AS BEING THE NUMBER ONE IMPORTANT BIRD AREA IN CANADA - ALSO IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THIS DEVELOPMENT VIOLATES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S WETLANDS PROTECTION POLICY AS WELL AS THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED NATIONAL CONSERVATION PLAN. AND PLEASE DO NOT TALK TO ME ABOUT MITIGATION – YOU CANNOT MITIGATE THE POTENTIAL DESTRUCTION OF THE WESTERN SANDPIPER POPULATION."

    Emsley asked about 3 years ago
    At Port Metro Vancouver, we take our commitment to sustainability very seriously, and are continually striving to improve our performance in this regard. Our pursuit of sustainable development of the Pacific Gateway requires the careful balancing of national and regional interests with economic, social and environmental concerns. To do this, we are actively listening to customers, communities, governments and First Nations to better understand their interests and concerns. This allows the Port to collaboratively develop policies, initiatives and projects that address these concerns and protect the quality of life that we all value, not just here in Vancouver, but across the province and the country.

    Our mandate directs Port Metro Vancouver to support the growth of Canada’s trade objectives as well as provide for a high degree of safety and environmental protection. This complex role requires careful planning, as well as a collaborative approach to shared challenges. This approach is demonstrated by the extensive environmental studies and comprehensive consultation that has been undertaken for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. This work has advanced our scientific understanding of the habitat at Roberts Bank, as well as the wildlife that use it. The Project is currently undergoing an environmental assessment, where an independent review panel – with public input from people such as yourself – will ultimately determine whether this project may proceed.
  • I would like to know if there will be any RFP this year and the scope of equipment for the project. Thanks.

    Victor asked about 3 years ago
    Thank you for your interest in the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. We are in the early stages of the market and concession process for the Project, and anticipate making additional information regarding commercial opportunities available later this year. To receive project updates regarding upcoming milestones related to the Project, please sign up at www.portmetrovancouver.com/RBT2.
  • I was impressed with the Port's creation of habitat for fish, crab, etc. in the sea wall for Dock 3 project. Is it the Port's intention to do something similar with RBT2?

    anonymous asked over 3 years ago
    Thank you for your question. The conceptual design for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project does include fish refugia in the concrete caissons which make up the berth face. For more information regarding the project, including the wharf structure, please see the Pre-Design Consultation Discussion Guide and Feedback Form, which can be found in the Information Centre on the right side of this page. Pre-Design Consultation is currently underway until November 12, 2013.
  • I would like to attend a small group meeting and an open house. I wish to ask questions, consult with other residents of BC and provide significant feedback. The two group meetings and two open houses will all be held far from Burnaby where I live. I don't own a car. Kindly tell me how to participate.

    Jennifer I Sullivan asked almost 3 years ago

    Thank you for your interest in consultation for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. For those that cannot attend a small group meeting or open house, Port Metro Vancouver has provided multiple opportunities to participate in consultation regarding Proposed Environmental Mitigation Concepts. These include:

    • Reading the consultation materials and providing feedback (the discussion guide and online feedback will be available at www.portmetrovancouver.com/RBT2 from September 15 to October 10, 2014)
    • Visiting PortTalk (www.porttalk.ca/RBT2) and participating in a discussion or asking a question
    • Calling 604.665.9337 and leaving a message
    • Writing a submission and sending it by any of the following methods:
      Fax: 1.866.284.4271
      Email: container.improvement@portmetrovancouver.com 
      Mail: Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
      100 the Pointe, 999 Canada Place
      Vancouver, BC
      V6C 4T4

    It is worth noting that the same project information is presented, whether at a consultation event or online, and all feedback is considered equally, regardless of how it was received. We hope that you will participate and submit your feedback before consultation closes on October 10, 2014.

  • Have you guys read this article? 'Particulates From Coal Mining Community Trigger Signs Of Cancer In Lung Cells' http://goo.gl/KnZNcf

    Ron Peters asked over 2 years ago

    We appreciate your question, and have passed the article over to Port Metro Vancouver’s Environmental Programs department. Please note that the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project would only handle containers, and would not have the capabilities to handle coal. For more information regarding the Project, please visit www.portmetrovancouver.com/RBT2.