Located at the Pacific Coast Terminals port facility in Port Moody, British Columbia, this upgrade to K+S’s potash handling and storage facility serves as an important link for the company's potash products arriving by rail from their Saskatchewan-based Legacy mine. The new facility stores and transfers product to vessels destined for international clients.
The new facility is enormous, measuring 316 m by 83 m, and was constructed from heavy glulam timbers, steel moment frames, and massive precast concrete elements. PCL self-performed all of the formwork and cast-in-place concrete foundations and tunnels. PCL’s work also included conveyor support beams, over 1.7 km of rail install, 40,000 m3 of earth fill, and several kilometers of underground gravity and forces mains required to support commodity movement through the existing and fully operational Pacific Coast Terminals.
The new, single-story building is 3 m high and capable of storing 160,000 metric tonnes of potash.