On October 25, 2017, Fraser River Pile & Dredge GP (FRPD) was recognized as a standout in B.C.'s construction industry, and one of only 15 Gold Award winners at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association's (VRCA) 29th Annual Awards of Excellence in Vancouver, B.C. "VRCA’s Awards of Excellence showcase the best of the best,“ said Fiona Famulak, President of the VRCA.
FPRD in partnership with Bel Contracting and Kingston Construction completed the $200 million expansion of Fairview Terminals on time, in July 2017. The Joint Venture was awarded the contract in 2015 to build the expansion designed for a capacity increase from 850,000 TEUs to 1.35M TEUs per year. FRPD had previously, and successfully completed the first phase of this terminal. Congratulations to the Port of Prince Rupert, DP World and CN Rail for their commitment to seeing the vison for this facility through.
FRPD with their partner Milestone Environmental Contracting, was awarded the contract for the Randle Reef Environmental Remediation Project. This project is in the southwest corner of Hamilton Habour; the Randle Reef site is approximately 60 hectares (120 football fields) in size. The site contains approximately 695,000 cubic meters of sediment contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and other toxic chemicals - the largest PAH-contaminated sediment site on the Canadian Great Lakes.
On August 29, 2016 Squamish Terminals welcomed its first vessel to the rebuilt west berth. The new $30 million dock is constructed entirely of non-combustible material - steel and concrete. About 120 high capacity, heavy steel pipe piles were used to support all the structures, and the deck was constructed out of high capacity, low permeable concrete for durability, and designed for heavier modern terminal equipment. The main deck is about 135 metres long and 33 metres wide. A gangway landing platform was added to expand the length of the deck by 35 metres for more efficient operations.
In November 2015, FRPD was awarded the contract to complete the East Dock Rebuild at Squamish Terminals. The new dock will be approximately the same size as the one destroyed by the fire in the spring of 2015, however, it will be a steel and concrete structure. November 2015
FRPD in a Joint Venture with BEL Pacific has entered into a contract with Maher Terminals Holding Corp., to expand the Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert, increasing its container capacity by 500,000 TEUs to accommodate growing container volumes and further enhancing the Canadian gateway’s growing role in North American trans-Pacific trade.
Fraser River Pile and Dredge crews completed both the Little River (Comox) and Westview (Powell River) ferry terminals for BC Ferries on time with an excellent safety record! “It has been a pleasure working with the team and I very much look forward to working with FRPD in the future.” Steve Mayall, Project Manager, Terminal Asset Management, BC Ferries. March 2014
Fraser River Pile & Dredge was awarded a contract to rebuild the ferry terminal in Port McNeil by BC Ferries through a competitive bid process. Work is expected to start on site in June this year and complete before the end of the year. February 2014
The “FRPD 309”, the company’s new 4600 cubic meter trailing suction hopper dredge started its first project using the pump ashore capability this week. This is an exciting new piece of technology for this market where by the sand that the vessel dredges from the Navigation Channel is transported to a site and pumped directly ashore into a stockpile. Previously the sand had to be dumped into an underwater transfer pit and then pumped ashore using a cutter suction dredge. November 2013
Fraser River Pile and Dredge crews are working hard to set up for the shutdown period early in the New Year to ensure that all of the remaining terminal rebuild work can be completed at both ends of the Powell River to Comox route within scheduled time. Work is progressing well and according to plan on these projects totalling $19M in value. October 2013.
Fraser River Pile and Dredge’s new trailing suction hopper dredge the “FRPD 309” started work this week with two new main propulsion engines that are rated “Tier 2”. These engines are rated at nearly 5300kW and were “Tier 0” prior to replacement. This commitment to improving our fleet and reducing our carbon footprint is just another way in which FRPD demonstrates its tag line – “We set the Standard”. September 2013
FRPD is using a state of the art positioning system on three clam shell dredges in conjunction with environmental buckets to remove underwater contaminated soil from the sea bottom in Esquimalt Harbour. Working under a subcontract for Tervita’s contract with Defense Construction we are dredging some very complicated cuts to fully contained flat scows. The material is towed and then off loaded and trucked to Tervita’s disposal facility. August 2013
Fraser River Pile & Dredge formed a partnership earlier this year with the Metlakatla First Nation and the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation for construction of a wood pellet receiving and load-out facility in Prince Rupert Harbour, known as the Pinnacle Pellet Project. This was an important step in FRPD’s ongoing proactive approach to working with Local First Nations, throughout the province, to provide economic benefit and capacity building opportunities for First Nations peoples derived from projects constructed within their Traditional Territories.
Earlier this year Vancouver Shipyards was awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to build non-combat vessels under the Canadian Governments National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. In preparation for vessel construction VSY is spending in excess of 200 million dollars on upgrades to its existing facilities. Gateway Infrastructure Group is playing a major role in the upgrade program with four contracts awarded to date worth approximately 18.0 million dollars.