FRPD Realty Inc. | FRPD New Westminster Works Yard – Dock Upgrades

August 3, 2021

Project status

Permit issued

In September 2021, a project permit was issued to FRPD Realty Inc. to upgrade part of their existing timber-pile-supported dock at 447 20th Street, New Westminster on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 32 permit conditions that FRPD Realty Inc. must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

About the project

FRPD Realty Inc. proposes to upgrade part of their existing timber-pile-supported dock at 447 20th Street, New Westminster. The dock upgrade will increase the load capacity of the dock and will accommodate heavier cranes for loading and offloading materials between the work yard and vessels moored at the dock. The proposed project involves replacing an approximate 63 square meter section of the existing dock’s timber foundation with a new steel foundation consisting of eight new steel piles (approximately 0.76 meters in diameter), four pile top plates, two pilecap beams, and three stringers. All components of the new steel foundation will be installed using a land-based crawler crane. A vibratory hammer will be used to set the new piles into the ground until refusal. An impact hammer will then be used to install the piles down to design elevations, i.e., 25 meter embedment.

The removal of rock/debris along the river bank beneath the dock is not anticipated to be required for the installation of the piles. However, in the event that it is, debris would be placed into a bin for later offsite recycling and/or disposal in accordance with applicable regulations. Overall, the project will result in an increased footprint of approximately three square meters on the upland side of the dock.

The Project will require approximately three weeks to complete under regular working hours, i.e., Monday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with no work on Sundays or holidays.

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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