Pacific Heliport Services Limited | Vancouver Harbour Heliport Ramp Replacements

June 10, 2021

Project status
Permit issued

In July 2021, a project permit was issued to Pacific Heliport Services Limited (the permit holder) to replace its east and west floating helipad access ramps at 455 West Waterfront Road, on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 31 permit conditions the permit holder applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

Some work will be conducted outside of port authority standard hours of construction to minimize impacts to facility operations. The anticipated construction timeline is mid July to late August 2021.

About the project

The Applicant proposes to replace its east and west floating helipad access ramps with new wider steel ramps. The ramps will be designed to be more aesthetically pleasing while maintaining the stiff-leg function of the ramps as part of the mooring system for the helipad float. The proposed new west access ramp will be 3 metres wide, designed to provide pedestrian access and occasional access to small snow removal vehicles. The proposed new east access ramp will be 2.1 metres wide, designed to provide access to pedestrians and small golf cart type vehicles.

The Project will also include removing and disposing of the existing deteriorating ramps and removing and reinstalling electrical lines, fuel lines, and other services currently mounted on the existing ramps. Additionally, new security access gates will be installed at the shore end of each new ramps.

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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