CN – Railcar Barge Terminal Upgrade

The CN Aquatrain, is CN’s unique rail-marine barge service that provides a vital link between Alaska and the rest of North America. It uses the shortest water route to Alaska and one of the largest rail car barges in the world.

FRPD was contracted to supply and install three 60” diameter pipe dolphins to fortify the aging barge ramp in Prince Rupert that receives the Aquatrain. The 60” diameter piles were drilled into bedrock using a specially designed down the hole cluster drill.

In addition to the installation of the dolphins, FRPD refurbished the timber structures, installed a new fender and improved the access walkways and lighting to current standards.


Design and Construction of Ro-Ro Marine Facility

In 2014, the Port of Prince Rupert initiated installation of the refurbished Ro-Ro (roll-on roll-off) Ramp. This operation is located within the Port on Ridley Island, with commercial-only access to the CN rail network and the Trans-Canada Highway 16. The site provides a 2.6 hectare (6.5 acre) laydown area.


Port Mann Highway 1 Project Fraser Heights Wetland Bridge

This low level, split bridge takes the South Fraser Perimeter Road over Center Creek. It was designed and built to protect wetland areas and to allow the natural sunlight to filter down to the wetlands below, helping to support wildlife and vegetation.

This project was built using a “top down” construction method; meaning that the structure itself was used to support construction loads with no heavy equipment on the ground. The work involved driving 610mm diameter pipe piles to depths in excess of 30M, filling the piles with concrete and reinforcing steel, installing prefabricated structural steel pile caps and girders and placing of precast concrete deck panels for the finished roadway. Work on both parallel structures was carried out from the north structure only. The work also included construction of abutments and end fills incorporating MSE retaining walls. Due to the environmental red zone classification of the site, all clearing activities were done by hand work using small tools and light equipment only.


B.C. Ferries Port McNeill Berth Rebuild

The BC Ferry Terminal in Port McNeill is the gateway terminal for service to two Island communities – Alert Bay on Cormorant Island and Sointula on Malcolm Island.

FRPD successfully completed the removal of existing, and rebuilt new marine structures at the BC Ferry Terminal in Port McNeill, BC.


Esquimalt Graving Dock Open Water Remediation

The project was initiated by the Government of Canada as part of a national commitment to clean up federal harbours.  FRPD partnered with Tervita Corporation to provide marine services including dredging, structure demolition and reconstruction, slope protection and sand cover placement. FRPD supported local first nation s bands by utilizing an existing barge ramp to offload approximately 150,000 cubic meters of dredged material.

The project incorporated conventional type equipment outfitted with the latest dredging technology instrumentation and software to assist with location and grade control.  In addition FRPD utilized two new 8 cubic meter level-cut environmental clamshell buckets.


Little River and Westview Ferry Terminals completed on time

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.


FRPD Awarded Contract to rebuild Port McNeil Ferry Berth

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.


“FRPD 309” first Pump-ashore Project

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.


Schedule Critical for Little River and Westview ferry terminals

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.


Westview Terminal Pellet Handling Facility

In 2012 Pinnacle Renewable Energy developed a $50M Wood Pellet Handling Facility on the west shoreline of Prince Rupert BC. FRPD was contracted to complete the marine structures, land sheet pile cofferdams, and erect the ship loader. This project involved the construction of 4 massive 140′ tall pellet silos, underground conveyor pits, and train access, allowing Pinnacle Pellets to load pellets from their BC interior operations direct to Asia-Pacific shipping routes.

FRPD’s scope of work included construction of the trestle, the berthing dolphins and the ship loader platform. FRPD also erected the impressive ship loading structure which ties the underground unloading pits to an elevation of 100′ above sea level, allowing marine load out.