Vancouver Fraser Port Authority | Canada Place East Berth Fender Installation

January 6, 2022

Project status
Permit issued

On February 22, 2022, a project permit was issued to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to install a new fender on the east berth of Canada Place at 999 Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The proposed project is on federal water managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

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

The anticipated construction timeline is April 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022.

About the project

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority proposes to install a new fender on the east berth of Canada Place to safely accommodate larger cruise ships in the future. The Project will consist of installing two (2) steel piles and a steel floating camel.

Work activities will include:

  • Removing approximately 1.5 metres by 0.9 metres by 1.5 metres of reinforced concrete deck by saw cutting and chipping, including asphalt, to facilitate the installation of the piles
  • Installing two (2), 20 metres long and 914 millimeter diameter painted steel pipe piles on the east berth
  • Installing steel fasteners into concrete, i.e., drilled Hilti anchors and U-bolts
  • Reinstating concrete and asphalt on decking
  • Securing the floating camel to the steel piles using mooring rope

The steel piles and floating camel will be fabricated off-site and delivered to the Project site via barge. Steel piles will be installed using either a vibratory or an impact hammer from a marine derrick.

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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