When it comes to large scale marine construction projects, they don’t get much bigger than the 43-hectare (108-acre) Pacific Coast Terminals located in beautiful Port Moody, British Columbia. At this site, trains deliver large loads of sulphur, canola and ethylene glycol for shipment to ports around the world. To give some context, PCT can store up to 220,000 tonnes of sulphur on site. They see approximately 100 ships per year to load that sulphur for transport to international destinations. Potash is now going to be added to that list of resources.
Since June of 2016 The Sky Guys have been working with the environmental consultants on site, Envirochem Services Inc., making monthly site visits to capture the progress of the addition of a intricate potash handling system, massive potash shed, and various other large scale construction projects taking place over a 12 month period. The Potash Shed, for example, is 360,000 square feet in size. That size and scale is only really captured in proper context from the air. This project is yet another great example of how The Sky Guys are able to utilize UAVs to give a unique and in this case, necessary overview of a project of this size, scale and magnitude.
We have captured a large library of high resolution aerial images and HD aerial video of the various projects taking place at PCT on a monthly basis. We have completed 11 site visits and counting and have been able to showcase the tremendous amount of progress that is made in such a short period of time between visits.
The images and video we capture are shared digitally with K + S Potash Canada who’s Headquarters are located in downtown Saskatoon. Our clients are able to use the images we send them and the edited video we compile of the various fly overs to get an in depth look at every project currently under way from varying heights and angles. They are able to store those images and video in an archive and have a detailed and chronological catalogue of the progress. As the site develops and changes, we can continually alter our flight plans and focus areas at the client’s request. Seeing the beautiful BC mountains and stunning Burrard Inlet from the air gives them the opportunity to get a feel for the project site and surrounding area without ever leaving the office.