Maintenance dredging – Centerm

May 26, 2020

Permit issued

In March 2021, an amendment, PER No. 20-059-01, was approved by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The amendment approved an extension to the permit and a change to permit condition 23. The project is located adjacent to the Centerm Terminal facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, on lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

In July 2020, a project permit was issued to Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (the Applicant), to conduct maintenance dredging in berths at the Centerm Terminal at 777 Centennial Road, Vancouver, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 38 permit conditions that the port authority must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

A construction notice was posted prior to the dredging work commencing.

About the project

The project consists of dredging no more than 10,000 cubic meters at Centerm berths 5 and 6. The dredge footprint consists of the removal of irregular higher areas of sediment that have accumulated within berths 5 and 6. The proposed works will be completed with a marine spud derrick equipped with a clamshell bucket. Dredged material will be loaded onto a scow and transported to the Point Grey disposal at sea site. Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a Disposal at Sea permit no. 4543-2-03719 to the permit holder on January 23, 2018. If approved, the dredging is scheduled for September 1. Work will take up to 10 days over three months, and will occur within the least risk fisheries window.

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, please contact Kim Keskinen, Supervisor, Environmental Programs, by email or phone at 604.665.9121