Westview Wood Pellet Terminal

Westview Terminal in Prince Rupert saw its first ship dock in November of 2013 and continues to be an active facility today with regular ships in port. - March 2016

About This Project

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group, the longest established pellet producer in Western Canada is constructing a $42 million wood pellet receiving, storage and shipping facility in Prince Rupert. Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group owns and operates six pellet plants across British Columbia with a production capacity well over one million tons annually.

The Westview Terminal wood pellet shipping facility is designed specifically to receive wood pellets transported by rail from production facilities in the interior of British Columbia, to store wood pellets in storage silos and to load wood pellets into bulk cargo vessels bound for overseas markets. It includes the construction of private rail storage tracks, wood pellet receiving and unloading building installation of conveyor and ship loader system and at full build out pellet storage will be provided by up to seven silos.


This state of the art terminal is able to unload eight rail cars per hour, approximately 1,000 tonnes per hour and will have storage capacity for 60,000 tonnes following the first phase. Once operational the Westview Terminal will be able to accommodate Panamax class vessels up to 75,000 DWT (deadweight tonnes) with a loading rate of 2,000 tonnes per hour.

Employment Opportunities

A list of current opportunities can be found at the following link http://www.pinnaclepellet.com/careers.php

Project Status

Estimate Investment
$42 million

Estimated Completion Date
Project Complete

Project Partners

Metro Ports Canada Ltd.


Proponent Contact

Leroy Reitsma
President and Chief Operating Officer
Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group

Tel: 250-562-5562

Economic Development Contact

Paul Vendittelli
Economic Development Officer
City of Prince Rupert

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