The Chemtrade facility in North Vancouver, BC expanded their Hydrochloric Acid production facilities requiring an increase to the railcar loading capacity. Chemtrade engaged MG to upgrade their acid and caustic rail loading facilities. The project consisted of feasibility budget preparation, appropriation budget preparation and detailed engineering for three new acid railcar loading stations and three new caustic railcar loading stations. The scope of the work included the support structure complete with access gangways, fall protection cages, sumps, pumps and spill containment.
The project included:
The engineering and construction was unique since the implementation plan had to maintain the existing loading facility operations during the construction of the new loading stations.
MG Engineering prepared a feasibility and appropriation budget estimate for the project in 2011 and was awarded the detailed engineering in 2012. Construction began in the summer of 2012 and was completed in Q2 2013.
MG celebrated with Chemtrade the successful start up of the new facility which met expectations for acid and caustic loading rates. The new facility also achieved significant safety and environmental improvements.