The rapid increase in global trade has led to extensive development of container ports around the world. Deltaport Berth 3 was Vancouver Port Authorities latest answer to the growing demands of the import and export requirements through Canada s Pacific Gateway.
Fraser River Pile and Dredge (GP) Inc. was subcontracted to carry out the largest phases of the contract being the dredging and reclamation works.
The key to the successful completion of this project was local dredging equipment and local crew. The design and construction methodology of the caisson dock required the presence of the dredging fleet to be staged throughout the project. The ability of FRPD to demobilize from Deltaport to other local projects in Metro Vancouver and remobilize at short notice enabled the project to be completed on time with minimal mobilization costs.