Tetra Tech Canada Inc. on behalf of Georgia Pacific Gypsum Holdings ULC | Georgia Pacific Dock Removal

September 16, 2021

Project status
Permit issued

In October 2021, a project permit was issued to Tetra Tech Canada Inc. (the Applicant), on behalf of Georgia Pacific Gypsum Holdings ULC to remove a fire damaged dock structure at the Georgia Pacific Gypsum Holdings ULC site. The site is located at 12509 116 Avenue in Surrey, BC federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 33 permit conditions the Applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

The works are anticipated to be complete in 2021 within 30 days, during standard construction hours. All works will be completed during the window of least risk for the Fraser River.

About the project

The dock is comprised of a wharf head 60 metres by 16 metres connected to a timber trestle 30 metres by 6 metres wide with several steel mooring piles riverward of the dock. The dock was damaged by fire the week of June 18, 2021.

The project consists of:

  • installing a curtain around the entire area to contain floating debris during the length of the project
  • removing the top of the superstructure, e.g., decking, with a clam bucket and crane on a spud barge
  • removing piles and the superstructure using a vibratory hammer
  • removing floating debris
  • placing debris on a flat scow for disposal offsite

All creosote timber material will be removed from the site via barge, transferred to trucks, and taken to an approved government facility for disposal. All equipment will have spill containment kits.

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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