Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. | Graving Dock Rehabilitation

November 19, 2021

Project status
Permit issued

On January 20, 2022, a project permit was issued to Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. to replace the walls and expand their graving dock facility located on the north side of Burrard Inlet adjacent to 20 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia. The project is on federal lands and water managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 41 permit conditions that the permit holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

Construction is anticipated to take approximately three months to complete.

Project activities and components include:

Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. proposes to replace the walls and expand their graving dock facility located on the North side of Burrard Inlet adjacent to their operations facility.

The proposed project works include:

  • Installation of upland sheet pile walls and tie backs outside of the existing Graving Dock footprint to create the expanded area
  • Upland excavation of the expanded footprint
  • Installation of a temporary cofferdam around the Graving Dock gate expansion area
  • Demolition of the existing Graving Dock sheet pile, concrete base slab and access gate
  • Reconstruction of the access gate and reinstatement of the adjacent sheet pile walls
  • Cast-in-place concrete pour of the Graving Dock’s expanded concrete base slab
  • Installation of subtidal riprap armouring and decommissioning of the temporary cofferdam

The Project will be undertaken primarily from the land, with marine works limited to the southern boundary of the graving dock. Marine works will be completed in isolation from the marine environment by use of a temporary cofferdam. 

As part of the Project and Environmental Review for the proposed project under the Impact Assessment Act, the proposed project was posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry with an opportunity for public comment between November 19 and December 18, 2021.

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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