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Case Study

Kitimat smelter - Terminal extension project

Minerals and Metals, Prince Rupert

Environmental Assessment (EA) Application on behalf of Rio Tinto Alcan who proposed to extend their existing Terminal A facility at the Kitimat smelter.


Our team delivered the full EA application including numerous baseline studies in support of the project, including water quality and sediment evaluation, fisheries assessment, wildlife and vegetation surveys, noise and light modeling, socio-economic and heritage studies. Working closely with Rio Tinto Alcan the Advisian team collaborated in working group meetings, open houses, regulatory meetings and discussions with the Haisla Nation.


The Application was submitted to the BC Environmental Assessment Office in April and was granted an EA Certificate in December of 2015.