Stantec Consulting Ltd. | Neptune Anchor Pile Installation
In July 2021, a project permit was issued to Stantec Consulting Ltd. (the permit holder), on behalf of Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd., to conduct anchor pile installation at Neptune Bulk Terminals, located at 1001 Low Level Road, North Vancouver in waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 37 permit conditions that the permit holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
The project is anticipated to require up to approximately 14 days in total to be complete.
About the project
The applicant proposes to install a steel anchor pile into the sea floor to facilitate the mooring of Capesize vessels at Berth 1. The anchor pile, which is 1.5 meters wide and 37 meters long, is proposed to replace an existing T-anchor that is currently connected to a floating anchor and anchor chain for mooring at Berth 1. The buried T-anchor will be abandoned in place, under the sea floor, and the anchor chain disconnected and lifted off the sea floor onto a barge. The mooring chain will be reconnected to the new anchor pile.
The new anchor pile will be installed using vibratory techniques via marine derrick and the final elevation of the pile will be approximately 0.5 meters above the high water mark and always visible from the surface. The pile will be capped to prevent entrapment of wildlife. Once installed, the mooring chain to the floating mooring will be connected to the pile, approximately 0.5 m off the sea floor.
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