(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Pembina plans $20M dock repairs on Watson Island

The project intends to make improvements to the wharf and trestle

The City of Prince Rupert has approved a building permit for Pembina Pipeline for the purposes of “rehabilitation and repairs to an existing wharf and trestle.”

The project is valued at $20 million. The new site is part of Pembina’s much larger plan to build a propane export terminal on Watson Island.

“This work is being conducted to upgrade the existing wharf and on Watson Island to enable the loading of propane when Pembina’s small-scale propane facility becomes operational,” said Veronika Stewart, communications manager at city hall.

READ MORE: Pembina to begin construction on Watson Island

Pembina’s site on the island will be used as a storage and transportation facility for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

The original projected costs for the entire project was estimated at $250 million however, unforeseen renovations has increased that amount to $270 million.

“The repairs to the dock were always contemplated as part of the development of the project. The dock repairs do not result in a $20M increase to the capital budget. Also, it is important to note that a substantial portion of the marine repair work will be completed by local and First Nation contractors,” said Brad Kohlsmith, vice president, NGL Services, in an email.

READ MORE: Pembina approves next phase in its pipeline expansion

Send Jenna email
Like the The Northern View on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

In the initial online posting on May 21, we stated that the dock repairs had increased the budget by $20 million, however, although the project’s expected costs increased due to unforseen renovations, it wasn’t due to the dock, according to Pembina Pipeline Corporation. We apologize for the error.

Just Posted

Why I relay

Cancer survivor learns to heal

Prince Rupert woman’s serious injuries after arrest spark police watchdog probe

Prince Rupert woman suffers serious injuries during arrest

Singing and drumming resonate the heart-beat of Cedar Village

Senior citizens gather on balconies to honour COVID-19 workers

Search continues for wolf, senior citizen being transferred to Vancouver

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

New technology is helping battle avalanches near Stewart

The automated avalanche detection system just finished a successful first season

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Trans Mountain starts B.C. leg of pipeline twinning project

Mostly finished in Alberta, Burnaby terminal expanding

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson says he’s heard no concerns from public

Most Read