Project Summary

The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation

Construction Management, Project Management

Infrastructure, Energy, Marine

Project Description

The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation is building a new fuel receiving, storage and delivery system for the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) which features a new marine terminal, a fuel receiving facility on the South Arm of the Fraser River, capable of accommodating Panamex sized vessels and a 13-kilometre underground pipeline to YVR. The new tank farm at the fuel receiving facility includes:

  • Transfer pipeline from the marine terminal and inbound filtration and treatment system
  • Six (6) steel above-ground API650 storage tanks with a total capacity of approximately 80 million liters, sitting on approximately five hectares with foundations
  • Liner and containment dyke
  • Containment and drainage control systems
  • Outbound pump and filtration system
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Automated Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Fire water and surveillance systems
  • Operations buildings
  • Access road, parking and pavement

A single NPS14 underground steel pipeline will connect the tank farm to the existing fuel storage facilities at YVR, approximately 13 kilometers away. The pipeline is comprised of 21 horizontal-directional-drill (HDD) crossings that cross urban infrastructure, utilities and the Fraser River.

RAM’s Role:

RAM has been retained to provide Engineering Co-ordination, Procurement and Construction Management Services for this project. Our scope includes but is not limited to:

  • Develop the Project Execution Plan and all associated overarching Management Plans
  • Develop and monitor the Project’s Budget and Master Schedule
  • Manage and obtain crossings permits and coordinating third party utility relocation and permits
  • Manage the execution of RFP’s & RFQ’s for all construction work packages and engineered equipment
  • Manage engineering subconsultants through final design
  • Expedite procurement of long lead engineered items
  • Leading the Value engineering and managing engineering input during execution of the project
  • Manage all subcontract negotiations and awards
  • Complete oversight of all construction works, including contract administration, schedule, safety, quality and environmental aspects

Project Highlights

The Project is scheduled for construction between 2018 and 2019 and generally includes:

  • A new 300mm diameter, 13km long pipe.  Construction will include extensive use of directional drilling (particularly for water body crossings and intersections) to mitigate potential environmental impacts and avoid disruption of vehicle and marine vessel traffic.
  • Six steel above-ground storage tanks with a total capacity of about 80 millions litres.
  • A marine terminal capable of handling small and large overseas barge shipments