Merritt Chip Fence

In 2014 Veolia constructed a 40 MW biomass facility in Merritt, BC; this is one of the largest biomass facilities in North America. The Merritt facility will consume 307,000 metric tons of biomass a year, converting sawmill and logging waste from the British Columbia forestry industry, and trees killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic into electricity.

FRPD was contracted to create a large 3-sided chip storage for this new facility. The scope included the supply and installation of steel piles and timber lagging.

Squamish Terminals – Berth 1 Reconstruction

Squamish Terminals is a deep-water, break-bulk terminal located at the north end of Howe Sound – just 32 nautical miles north of the Port of Vancouver. With an intermodal transportation infrastructure (including access to rail, ocean and highway), 2 berths, 3 warehouses, specialized handling equipment and an experienced team, Squamish Terminals efficiently handles cargo bound for North America and around the world.

FRPD was contracted by Squamish Terminals with Worley Parsons as the consultant, to build a steel and concrete replacement for their Berth 1. FRPD’s scope as the General Contractor included soil densification for the wharf footprint, installation of 124 pipe piles, supply and installation of 225 pieces of precast concrete, the cast in place deck structure and all of the support structures such as tie-up dolphins, final gangways and catwalks.

Fairview Container Terminal Expansion

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.

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

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.