Project Summary

The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation

Construction Management

Project Description

The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation is building a new fuel delivery system for Vancouver International Airport (YVR).  The new delivery system includes a Marine Terminal and Fuel Receiving Facility on the South Arm of the Fraser River and a 13-kilometre underground pipeline to YVR. The system will meet the fuel requirements of the airlines and airport for the next 60 to 100 years, and be constructed to modern building, seismic, fire, and environmental codes to achieve the highest level of safety and reliability.

RAM was retained to provide Construction Management Services for the owner representative including developing the project’s budget, master schedule and project execution strategy.

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