WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Having received the necessary project permits from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA), Cargill said on March 12 that it can now move forward with its noise mitigation project, first announced in April 2012.

The multi-phase project supports efforts to reduce noise impact levels caused by Cargill’s grain terminal located on Vancouver’s North Shore and will consist of the installation of two fan exhaust silencers, eight dust collector silencers as well as the installation of sound absorbing barriers along the north side of the facility. The project also includes the re-distribution of ventilation fans to reduce noise levels for the nearest residences.

“We are looking forward to moving on to the next phase of this project,” said Gerry Dickie, general manager at Cargill’s North Vancouver grain terminal. “We understand the positive impact that these improvements to our facility will have on reducing the noise levels experienced by the surrounding community, and we are thankful to the VFPA for approving our plans.”

“We are very pleased to be supporting Cargill as it invests in its operations and the community through the noise mitigation project,” said Duncan Wilson, vice-president of corporate social responsibility at Port Metro Vancouver. “Together with our tenants, terminals and partners in industry we continually coordinate investments to preserve the quality of life that communities have grown to expect in the busy and growing region of the Lower Mainland.”

Cargill anticipates a fall 2013 completion date and has contracted DJ & T Engineering LTD. and ATCO Emissions to carry out the engineering and construction of its terminal improvements.