Wolverine Terminals, Prince Rupert Marine Fuel service is in the early phase of regulatory assessment. While engineering is to be completed once regulatory approval is received, the current design includes:
The marine berth is comprised of three mooring dolphins installed approximately 30 metres from the shore in a water depth of approximately 20 metres. The mooring dolphins are constructed from vertical tubular steel piles and piles installed at 45 degrees. The piles would be driven into the seabed and capped with concrete. The piles will be installed using conventional pile driving methods. The mooring dolphins will be interconnected with gangways that will enable crew to attach mooring lines to the individual dolphins. A small bridge (gangway) would also be constructed from one of the mooring dolphins to the shore to provide access or egress.
Wolverine will use the existing, under-utilized Aquatrain loading ramp at the Port of Prince Rupert to load rail cars onto the rail barge. The rail barge is designed to be compatible with the existing Aquatrain Terminal loading ramp. The barge will be able to accommodate up to 24 rail tank cars on deck. Each rail tank car will have a capacity of approximately 100 metric tonnes. The total barge capacity will be approximately 10,000 metric tonnes. The rail barge dimensions are approximately:
- 135 metres in length;
- a beam of 32 metres, and
- a depth of 7 metres.
The barge is an inherently safe design with a double hull and spill prevention under each rail car. Additionally, there will be a peripheral coaming surrounding the entire deck. There will also be spill response equipment on board, as well as a floating containment boom surrounding the barge.
Motorized engines will be equipped with residential mufflers for noise suppression. Odour and air emissions will conform to industry best standards. Light emissions will be minimized through the use of flat lens light standards.
Fuel Distribution Barge
The fuel distribution barge design will conform to industry best practices and will minimize air, noise, and light emissions.
The fuel distribution barge will have a capacity of approximately 4,800 metric tonnes. Its dimensions are approximately:
- 82 metres in length;
- a beam of 20 metres; and
- a depth of 6 metres.
The barge will be equipped with a deck mounted container with spill response equipment for rapid deployment. The fuel distribution barge will be a modern double hulled vessel. Motorized engines will be designed to best industry standards to minimize noise and air emissions. The fuel tanks will meet the requirements set out in the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), as well as Transport Canada regulations.