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West Vancouver Freight Access Project Goes Underground

GWM-Vancouver_webThe port reached another West Vancouver Freight Access project milestone on Friday, December 7 with the last of the work on the “undergrounding” of electrical services being completed in the Port of Vancouver’s Grain Subdivision area. This significant safety improvement removes all of the overhead primary electrical services in the area of Great Western Malting and United Grain, near the expanding WVFA Rail Corridor.

Undergrounding refers to the replacement of overhead cables providing electrical power or telecommunications, with underground cables.

With support from Clark Public Utilities, at approximately 5:40 pm on December 7 the final connections were made and the power was restored to the area using the new underground high voltage services. This work was performed by port crews and was supported by the United Grain Corporation and Great Western Malting, an example of WVFA’s public-private partnerships at work.