BC Ferry Services – Tsawwassen Berth 3

Fraser River Pile and Dredge was contracted by BC Ferries to perform life extension repairs and upgrades to Tsawwassen Berth 3. The catwalks to the South Breakwater required replacement as they had reached the end of their service life and the Berth 3 dolphins, ramps and aprons required repairs or upgrades to extend their life for an additional 10 years.

From November to December 2019, FRPD conducted marine and land repairs that included demolition of 60 timber piles, replacing timber fender panels, installing new catwalk sections, reinstalling apron sections and updating the lower ramp.

Esquimalt Graving Dock South Jetty Reconstruction

Fraser River Pile & Dredge and SPAL General Constructors Corporation were contracted to reconstruct the South Jetty Dock at the Esquimalt Graving Dock located in Esquimalt, BC. From July 2018 to January 2020 approximately 10,000 m2 of dock area was rebuilt and the ship berthing area was updated with a new concrete structure supported on steel pipe piles. Fraser River Pile & Dredge (FRPD) and SPAL General Contractors Corporation (SPAL) formed a joint venture to undertake the project, qualifying as an Aboriginal Business.

The project successfully overcame several challenges. Construction took place while the facility remained fully operational during construction. Construction was performed in a manner that did not adversely impact the environmental remediation that was completed at the facility in previous projects. The team also coordinated marine equipment moves within the active Esquimalt Harbour with the various tenants and other ongoing construction projects.

BC Ferry Services – Tsawwassen Berth 5

Fraser River Pile and Dredge was contracted by BC Ferries to perform repairs and replacements to the dolphins on the North Breakwater at Tsawwassen Berth 5 from April to May 2020. The existing dolphins and marine structures required replacements and improvements to protect the vessels during landings.  

The existing fender system was upgraded by removing several fender panels and new ones were reinstalled. Each new fender panel weighed 76,000 lbs and was 9.5 m long x 4 m wide. New chains, shackles and tensioners were installed onto the fender system.