Trigon Pacific Terminals Limited (Trigon) is the new name for Ridley Terminals, announced the corporation on Aug. 28.
The former Crown corporation is now privately owned by the Lax Kw’alaams Band, Metlakatla First Nation, Riverside Holdings and AMCI Group. The marine terminal has been a vital link in Canada’s northern trade gateway since 1983, employing more than 115 workers with a payroll of $20 million.
The new name and identity were inspired by Coast Ts’msyen reflect significant recent and planned future changes at the terminal with its accelerating progress toward a more diversified and sustainable future, the company stated in a media release.
“Our new identity is about looking forward, while honouring Coast Ts’msyen culture and traditions, as we advance our company’s commitment to reconciliation through both Indigenous ownership and a strong, sustainable operation,” Rob Booker, Trigon president and CEO said. “We are charting an exciting path forward for the benefit of everyone.”
The new three-pointed “trigon” identifier is a visual design element drawn from the cultural context of the company’s Indigenous co-owners, the statement reads and is known to represent the concepts of transition and upward movement. It speaks to Trigon’s ownership, connection to the community and vision for the future, the company stated.
“A particular focus for our terminal is the export of reduced and zero-carbon energy, with hydrogen in the form of ammonia being a leading contender,” Booker said. “There’s existing production and tremendous opportunity in Canada and even greater global demand. As many countries increasingly put hydrogen at the top of their list as part of their commitment to global decarbonization, we intend to play a significant role in this evolution as Canada’s first hydrogen-as-ammonia export terminal.”
Trigon’s core operations are steelmaking, thermal coal, and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) exports, The company has been investing in the necessary infrastructure to support new green energy exports.
“Rapid transition is very much the pathway we’ve been on since the terminal’s privatization and we have great ambitions for Trigon’s future,” he said.
Booker notes that Trigon is continuing to advance the already-permitted construction of a multi-commodity second berth, which would double the terminal’s throughput capacity and enable the handling of new products including hydrogen, wood pellets and other exports from the 180-hectare site on Ridley Island.
The site operates on a 24/7 basis with a current annual capacity of 18.5 million tonnes. On-site storage capacity is 1.4 million tonnes, with loading rates of up to 9,000 tonnes per hour.
K-J Millar | Editor and Multimedia Journalist
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