The B.C. government recently issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the proposed Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery system, taking an important next step in a project that is key to YVR’s continued growth as a global gateway airport and local employer. Port Metro Vancouver has also just concluded its federal environmental assessment review of the project and determined that it is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects after the implementation of mitigation measures and environmental conditions.
We are pleased with these decisions. More than 23,000 people call YVR their workplace, including almost six percent of working Richmond residents. Our shared success depends on a long-term, safe and secure jet fuel delivery system for YVR. The existing system for jet fuel delivery will not meet future demands.
This project is led by Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC), a consortium of airlines that operate at YVR. We are confident that VAFFC will continue to focus on environmental safety and we support the significant environmental sustainability and safety mitigation commitments included in the conditional approval.
A new jet fuel delivery system will allow YVR to continue to operate the airport for the community’s benefit and contribute millions to the economy, all while connecting B.C. travellers and businesses to the world.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, please visit VAFFC’s website at vancouverairportfuel.ca.
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Vancouver Airport Authority