Canola Oil Transload Facility - Fraser Surrey

The proposed amendment

DP World Canada (the Applicant) is responsible for the completion of the Canola oil transload facility currently under construction at the terminal. They have requested permission to conduct certain works outside of regular construction hours, as follows:

Trenchless Crossing - Tunneling operations under DP World rail lines, Southern Railway rail lines, and Timberland Road North. 24-hour operation Monday to Sunday including statutory holidays;

Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) – Construction related testing of canola tank welds using radiography. Occasional (1-2 times per week) NDE activities (radiography) of tank welds occurring from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

The proposed project

DP World Fraser Surrey Inc. (the Applicant) is proposing to redevelop a portion of their existing Fraser Surrey Terminal and Berth 10 located at 11060 Elevator Road, Surrey, B.C. to function as a canola oil transload facility. Redevelopment would result in a canola oil throughput capacity of approximately 1,000,000 tonnes per year.  

The Project broadly consists of the following components: 

  • Canola loadout terminal at Berth 10, including construction of a concrete marine access trestle, loading platform, and a catwalk connection between Berths 9 and 10, all supported by approximately 40 piles total (approx. 35 in-water) 
  • Construction of ancillary loading deck and platform infrastructure, such as a marine loading arm and upgraded marine bollards and fenders 
  • Installation of two rail spur tracks (one replacement, one new) for rail receiving and unloading, including construction of railcar bottom offloading stations, unloading pumps, piping and control cables 
  • Construction of the canola storage facility comprised of: three carbon steel 15,000 metric tonne capacity storage tanks (18m high, 37m diameter), elevated tank foundations, with associated ground improvement works, vessel loading pumps, containment area with liners, precast walls, and foundations; and new fire water loop with six hydrants 
  • Installation of below grade canola oil transmission and recycle lines to connect storage tanks to the marine trestle 
  • Development of ancillary facilities including, control building, Motor Control Centre, security facility and vehicle parking  
  • Various associated utility installations, relocations and removals 


Latest update

End of public comment period 

The public comment period on the project is closed. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
3 Canola oil transload facility - DPW Fraser Surrey - Amendment 01 - June 12, 2024
1 Canola Oil Transload Facility - Fraser Surrey - Public comments invited - January 3, 2023


Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • Canola Oil Transload Facility - Fraser Surrey (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    DP World Fraser Surrey Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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