Richardson International Terminal Grain Storage Project
Communications, Consultation and Community Relations
As part of the permitting process, Richardson International conducted two phases of community consultation (October-November 2012 and January-February 2013) to provide opportunities for the community to review proposed mitigation strategies for potential effects from the expansion project and provide feedback.
Kirk & Co. supported Richardson in its commitment to engaging the community about its proposed project through a variety of in-person and online engagement methods. Kirk & Co. also provided summary reports following both phases of consultation summarizing the feedback received and assisted Richardson with the development of consideration memos, outlining how Richardson considered the input received in finalizing mitigation plans.
In April 2013, Port Metro Vancouver approved the project permit application. Construction began in spring 2013 and is expected to be completed in 2015.
Richardson International, Canada’s largest privately owned agribusiness, has served farmers across the country for more than 150 years. Based in Winnipeg, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds.
Richardson International submitted an application to Port Metro Vancouver in August 2012 for a project to expand grain storage capacity at its existing North Vancouver Terminal, as the terminal was operating at maximum capacity.
By completing these investments at its North Vancouver port terminal facility to increase storage capacity for grains and oilseeds, Richardson will be able to meet growing global demand and go from handling approximately 3 million metric tonnes (MMT) of grains and oilseeds each year to handling in excess of 5 MMT annually.