Prince Rupert Marine Fuels Project
Local Marine Fuelling
Wolverine Terminals marine fuelling service project is a marine fuel delivery service for the Port of Prince Rupert that will enable cargo vessels anchored or berthed in the Port to fuel locally. Currently, the Port of Prince Rupert does not offer marine fuelling services for cargo vessels, and ships that call on the Port must carry enough fuel to make a round trip or detour to an alternative west coast port for fuel.
The current design includes three components: a marine berth, rail barge and a fuel distribution barge. The proposed service includes the construction of a marine berth and the operation of a marine-based fueling service in the harbour. The marine berth would be located at a site adjacent to Westview Terminal in the inner harbour, providing direct access to the existing Aquatrain ramp.
Operational components of the service would include:
- Loading rail tank cars onto a rail-accessible fuel storage barge at the existing Aquatrain Terminal.
- Towing and mooring the fuel storage barge to the nearby marine berth.
- Offloading marine fuel from the rail cars into the fuel storage barge.
- Transferring the marine fuel to a fuel distribution barge.
- Delivering fuel to ships anchored or berthed in the Port harbour via the fuel distribution barge.
135 M x 32 M
Project Critical Path
Community consultation process commenced
Environmental Effects Evaluation submitted
Regulatory approval and final engineering complete
Formal project FID
Off-site fabrication initiated for the two barges
Construction of the marine berth
Delivery and commissioning of the barges
Project Critical Updates
Port of Prince Rupert / South Kaien Island
Feasibility Assessment Underway
Ridley to Fairview
Parcel 2, Parcel 4
DP World Prince Rupert Inc.