Canadian Coast Guard | Purfleet Rear Range Replacement

September 16, 2021

Project status
Discontinued – application withdrawn

In July 2022, this application was withdrawn by the applicant and therefore this specific application has been discontinued.

In September 2021, the Canadian Coast Guard submitted project permit application to replace a navigational aid in the Lower Fraser River at the southwest tip of Annacis Island, in Delta, BC, on federal waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

As part of the Project and Environmental Review for the proposed project under the Impact Assessment Act, the proposed project was posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry with an opportunity for public comment between September 8 and October 8, 2021.

About the project

The Project consists of replacing the Purfleet rear range. The new replacement range will be installed adjacent to the existing range prior to it being decommissioned. An abandoned range that is not located on lands administered by the port authority will also be removed.

The rear range is supported on nine creosote-treated timber piles which will be extracted and replaced by a single 1.067 m diameter (42 inch) steel pile. A small pocket of sediment will be dredged in front of the structure to allow access by barge. An estimated 4,036 cubic metres of material will be dredged and temporarily placed adjacent to the range and returned to the pocket once work is complete.

Pile extraction and installation will be conducted with a spudded or anchored barge crane and the use of a vibratory hammer, with the potential for utilizing an impact hammer if conditions require. Existing piles will be cut off 2 feet below the surface rather than completely extracted as the holes could pose a risk to members of the public accessing the foreshore. The replacement range will consist of a concrete platform, ladder and navigation aid component (light unit and day marker) installed on the new steel pile.

The Project is anticipated to take approximately three weeks to complete.

Contact information
For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

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