Carlson Construction Group | Vito Shipyard Wharf Repairs

April 15, 2020

Project Status

Permit amendment issued

On January 5, 2022, amendment PER No. 20-010-02 was issued to Carlson Construction Group. The amendment approved to extend the expiry date from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022. The project is located at 9497 River Road, Delta  British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

About the proposed amendment: Due to emergency works taking priority, i.e., repairs to critical wharf components of the existing wharf facility, the project was not able to be completed prior to December 31, 2021 and an extension was required. There are no changes to construction activities or the scope of the work outlined in the approved permit.

Permit amendment issued

On September 24, 2020, a minor amendment, PER No. 20-010-01, was approved by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The amendment approved additional scope for the project including the installation of approximately ten new timber piles, and replacement of approximately six existing timber piles and five existing steel piles. The new and replacement piles are required to increase structural integrity of the wharf.  Piles will be installed by drop or impact hammer during the fish least risk window for the Fraser River. The works are proposed to be conducted by both barge and from the upland and/or wharf.

Permit issued

In April 2020, a project permit was issued to Carlson Construction Group (the Applicant), conduct structural wharf repairs and install new gantry cranes at their facility located at 9425 River Road, Delta, British Columbia on federal lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 50 permit conditions that Carlson Construction Group must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

About the project

The structural repairs at the wharf include replacement of the sheet pile wall and installation of a new geotube, which is a geotextile scour protection structure that prevents shoreline erosion from underneath the wharf. Structural repairs to the wharf include the installation of steel support piles and repairs to timber components. Gantry cranes are proposed to be installed inside the existing fabrication building and require foundation upgrades including installation of micropiles, steel columns, and rail beams on top of the new foundation structure. The works are proposed to be conducted by both barge and from the upland. All in water-works will be conducted within fish least risk windows for the Fraser River.

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.

Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed amendment. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response. You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.