Randle Reef Environmental Remediation Project

FRPD with their partner Milestone Environmental Contracting were 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. The contamination is often described as “a spill in slow motion” due to the continuing slow spread of contaminants across the Harbour floor and uptake into the food chain of the Harbour ecosystem. PAH contamination at Randle Reef is a legacy of a variety of past industrial processes dating back to the 1800s. There were multiple sources of contamination including coal gasification, petroleum refining, steel making, municipal waste, sewage and overland drainage.

Watch Environment and Climate Change Canada’s animated video describing the clean-up of the Randle Reef contaminated sediment site, the largest Canadian contaminated sediment site on the Great Lakes. The video provides an overview of how the clean-up of Randle Reef will take place over a 7-year period.

Fairview Container Terminal - Phase II North

The project provided a second deep-water berth, four additional gantry cranes, and land reclamation to further expand the container yard. On-dock rail trackage was also expanded through densification of the current track configuration, supported by a rubber-tired gantry crane operation.


Squamish Terminal Opens

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. Ground improvements were also made to bring the structure up to seismic standards, substantially improving the reliability of Squamish Terminals in the event of an earthquake.

B.C. Ferries Tsawwassen Berth 1 Berth Rebuild

FRPD successfully completed the removal of existing, and rebuilt new marine structures at the BC Ferry Berth 1 Terminal in Tsawwassen, BC.

Facilities Maintenance

Providing maintenance, repair and upgrading services to our customers has been a core part of FRPD s business since its inception in 1911. Our customer s operations are located on virtually all areas of the West Coast including Vancouver Island and the Fraser River. Individual businesses have unique needs that vary widely and FRPD is known for being able to provide personal service to each and every one of them. The services they require a range from the annual dredging of their waterlot facilities to routine maintenance and upgrading of their floating and shoreline structures. FRPD prides itself on its ability to continually attract new customers and retain the many others that we have had the privilege of serving for decades.

River District Vancouver

River District is a 130-acre master planned, waterfront community located in Vancouver along the Fraser River at Marine Drive and Boundary Road. River District will be a complete community with an elementary school, four child care facilities, restaurants, retail space including a grocery store, parks, office space, public plazas, and recreational amenities, all within walking distance or a short bicycle ride. At full build out the development is expected to have 7,000 new homes housing 18,000 residents and over 500,000 sq.ft. of commercial space.

FRPD participation in the construction of this new community included the installation of two hundred (200) 17”  dia. & 24” dia. closed-ended pipe piles to support one of the highrise structures and the installation of 70m long sheet pile wall to facilitate construction of the underground parking at the Rhythm Building.

John Hart Dam Steel O-Pile Cofferdam

The John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, located in Campbell River, involves the replacement of the existing six-unit, 126 MW generating station which includes construction of a replacement water intake at the John Hart spillway dam, replacement of three 1.8-kilometre long penstocks with a 2.1-kilometre long tunnel, and construction of a new generating station and water bypass facility upstream of the existing station.

FPRD on behalf of a joint venture between Aecon/SNC-Lavalin Constructors, was contracted for the construction of a temporary coffer dam that will allow construction of the new water intake. The construction of the cofferdam was completed utilizing an interlocked pipe pile wall drilled and socketed 4 to 5 m into rock. This work required the use of a double silt curtain to ensure the marine environment and the drinking water for the city Campbell River was not impacted.

Squamish Terminals set to rebuild East Dock

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.

WWL Annacis Island Terminal Berth 1 & 2 Upgrades

The Port of Vancouver s auto terminals receive nearly 100% of all Asian-manufactured imports destined for the Canadian market and serve more than a dozen of the world s top auto manufacturers. The Port of Vancouver’s auto terminals also handle additional cargo, such as heavy rolling machinery and equipment, and offer extensive on-dock rail and truck loading capability. The two terminals are located in Delta and Richmond.

In late FRPD won the contract to complete the much-needed upgrades to Berth 1 and 2 at the WWL Terminal on Annacis Island in Delta. These upgrades included the installation of  ten (10) 1,981 dia. steel pipe piles complete with super cone fenders, a 34m x 24m high capacity concrete deck, and a new shore mooring bollard. The work also included upgrading seven (7) existing shore mooring bollards, and rehabilitation of the wharf structures.

Mission Bridge No. 2317 Safety Retrofit

The $21-million seismic refit of the Mission Bridge on Highway 11 was completed to upgrade the earthquake resistance of the structure which included improvements to the resistance of the ground and bridge footings in the event of an earthquake.

FRPD’s scope in this project included the installation of three hundred- and eighty (380) timber compaction piles and seismic drains under the existing bridge.