Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc. | Lafarge Coquitlam Barge Ramps – Maintenance Dredging
On November 15, 2022 a project permit was issued to Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc. on behalf of Lafarge Canada Inc. to develop Lafarge Coquitlam Barge Ramps – Maintenance Dredging within the water lot fronting 2300 Rogers Avenue, Coquitlam, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 31 number permit conditions applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc. on behalf of Lafarge Canada Inc. will carry out periodic maintenance dredging at the water lot generally fronting 2300 Rogers Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. Dredging is required to remove accumulated sediment and re-establish required depths for safe access of barges and support vessels. The applicant sought a multi-year permit to dredge periodically within the fish least risk window for the Fraser River. Works following the same work plan were last carried out in January 2021.
The Project consists of dredging approximately 4,000 cubic metres of material per year using a barge-mounted crane and clamshell bucket. The dredge footprint will be approximately 5,600 square metres with a dredge grade up to -5 metres local low water. Dredged materials will be loaded onto a barge for transport and disposal at an approved disposal at sea site, or to a suitable upland location for reuse or disposal as applicable. The works are anticipated to take four days to complete per event.
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