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Trigon Pacific Terminals surpasses half-way mark on Berth Two Beyond Carbon project build

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Prince Rupert, July 11, 2024 – Prince Rupert’s Trigon Pacific Terminals Limited (Trigon) has reached a key milestone in the construction of its Berth Two Beyond Carbon (B2BC) project, with the marine works construction now over 50 per cent complete. Seventy-five per cent of the piles that will form a permanent part of the structure are now in the water, the new marine habitat artificial reef is in place, and the final project phase – installation of the topside berth equipment – remains on schedule for completion by the end of 2026.

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B2BC is a key component of Trigon’s diversification strategy and will nearly double the terminal’s capacity from 18.5 million tonnes to an estimated 33.5 million tonnes annually.This $173-million investment has been made possible with the support of Transport Canada’s National Trade Corridors Fund.

“We are actively diversifying with a focus on energy exports from Alberta and British Columbia, most notably low-carbon hydrogen-as-ammonia and liquid petroleum gas [propane], as well as a variety of other Canadian bulk liquids,” said Rob Booker, CEO of Trigon. “We are the only project far enough advanced to enable Canadian ammonia producers to meet the procurement timelines of key Asian markets.”

For decades, Trigon has been a vital trade link between Western Canada and the Asia-Pacific, and in 2023 accounted for almost half of all exports by volume through the Port of Prince Rupert. Diversification will further solidify Trigon’s position as the ‘go-to’ north coast export terminal.

“We strongly believe in the critical importance of providing a gateway terminal for Canadian exporters that puts safety, environmental performance and community first. In doing so, our customers and our communities have the confidence that we are working towards a sustainable future for everyone,” added Booker.

It is anticipated that the berth will be ready to receive its first vessel in early 2027. Once operational, the berth will have capacity for Supramax and Panamax-sized vessels, including VLGCs (Very Large Gas Carriers) and VLACs (Very Large Ammonia Carriers) with a draft of 13 metres, a breadth of up to 38 metres, and an overall length (LOA) of up to 230 metres.

In addition to the B2BC project, Trigon is also advancing two other key projects. The Trigon Pacific LPG project will repurpose some of the storage area currently used for thermal coal handling. Trigon is also preparing its industrial-zoned “Area A” lands for future development – anticipated to be the site of bulk liquid storage and handling infrastructure.

Trigon Pacific Terminals Limited is a multi-commodity bulk and liquefied gas export terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert. With a skilled workforce and proven operational excellence, it is a key link between Western Canadian commodity producers and their Asia-Pacific customers. Privately owned – with equity positions held by the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla – Trigon is committed to transformational growth strategies aligned with global energy and climate-related imperatives.



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