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.
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.
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