Halo Sawmill Manufacturing Limited Partnership | ​Log Grapple Installation – Halo Sawmill

July 27, 2023

Project status 

Permit application under review 

In July 2023, the Halo Sawmill Manufacturing Limited Partnership submitted a project permit application to install a log grapple at Halo Sawmill. The proposed project is located at ​located at​ ​17700 Fraser River Dyke Road, Pitt Meadows over 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 July 27 and August 25, 2023. 

About the project 

Halo Sawmill Manufacturing Limited Partnership proposes to install a log grapple to improve throughput of timber and increase safety by reducing the personnel required to move logs in the water at all times, including during freshet and winter conditions. 

The project consists of: 

  • Construction of a platform to install the log grapple 
  • Installation of a boom cable recycling bin
  • Construction of a boom, stick, and grapple maintenance platform 
  • Installation of approximately 10, 610-millimetre diameter steel piles 
  • Construction of a 14-square-metre log storage area 
  • Installation of an electrical grapple 

Steel piles would be installed using a marine spud derrick and materials barge with a vibratory hammer. The project would be scheduled within the least-risk fisheries work window for the project area (i.e., June 16 to February 28). 

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. 

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response. You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.