Seaspan | Mooring Piles at Pier 94

June 1, 2021

Project status

Permit issued

In September 2021, a project permit was issued to Seaspan ULC (the Applicant) to provide additional moorage for transient marine equipment at their Pier 94. The proposed project would be located at 3 St. Andrews Avenue in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

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

Works activities will be carried out during standard construction hours and are expected to take approximately ten weeks to complete. The anticipated construction timeline is between December 2021 and February 2022.

About the project 

Seaspan proposes to provide additional moorage for transient marine equipment at their Pier 94 located at 3 St. Andrews Avenue in North Vancouver. The scope of work involves relocating the existing fixed barge (NP70) to an alternate mooring location until it can be repurposed, removing three existing steel-piled dolphins including their timber fenders, and installing seven new 1,067 millimetre diameter cantilevered steel mooring piles. Drilling may be required to advance the piles depending on the density of the underlying till in the location of each pile to achieve required depth. The piles will be extracted and installed using vibratory hammers and, if required, impact hammers on spud-barge-mounted marine derrick and crane. Underwater noise mitigation and marine mammal observation will take place during the length of the works.

The Project is required due to the increased seabed elevation of the gravel bed project (PER No. 17-407) and will provide additional moorage to compensate for the loss of existing moorage at Seaspan’s Pemberton water lot.

Contact information

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review (PER) process, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

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