Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1741

Newfoundland Transshipment Hebron Expansion Project

Proponent: Newfoundland Transshipment Limited

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes the expansion and modification of its terminal at Whiffen Head, Placentia Bay, to accommodate the transshipment of crude oil from the Hebron offshore oil development. Modifications include, heating stored crude in three existing tanks, possible decommissioning of two existing heating plants, designing a new crude heating system, heat tracing of piping between tanks and the loading platform, addition of up to two storage tanks with working capacity of 500,000 barrels each. All work will occur within the existing boundaries of Newfoundland Transshipment Limited terminal.

  • February 5, 2014 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 13, 2014 - Deadline for public comments.
  • March 22, 2014 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • April 3, 2014 – The minister announced that the project is released.

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