Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. | Dredging – Lafarge Richmond Cement Plant

November 2, 2022

Project status
Permit issued

On April 17, 2023 a project permit was issued to Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc., on behalf of Lafarge Canada Inc., to undertake dredging at Lafarge Richmond Cement Plant. This is located within the waterlot fronting 7611 No. 9 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, on federal waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 36 permit conditions the Permit Holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

About the project

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. on behalf of Lafarge Canada Inc. is seeking a multi-year permit for dredging works in the waterlot fronting the Lafarge Richmond Cement Plant located at 7611 No. 9 Road, Richmond, BC. Dredging is required to re-establish the required depths to ensure continued safe navigation and access for barges and support vessels.

Dredging works will include dredging of up to 4,000 cubic metres per year within a 15,460 square metre dredge footprint. Dredging will remove accumulated sediment high spots within the water lot with a target dredge grade of -8 to -10 metres local low water. Dredging will be carried out using a marine spud derrick equipped with a clamshell bucket. Material will be loaded on a materials barge for disposal at sea under a valid Environment and Climate Change Canada Disposal at Sea permit, or placed upland for later reuse or disposal. Works are proposed to take four days per annual dredge event and will be carried out within the least risk window for the Fraser River. The work plan is the similar as previous maintenance dredging at this location. Dredging within the eastern half of the footprint was most recently conducted in March 2021 (as urgent works) and October 2018 under PER 18-170.

Works are proposed to take four days per annual dredge event and would be carried out within the fisheries least risk window for the Project area. Project works would occur between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday.

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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