This project aided in decreasing the amount of marine traffic in the Burrard Inlet to Pacific Coast Terminals by making room for larger carriers. The purpose of the project was to enlarge the turning basin for these larger carriers. To achieve this, a rock berm was placed in the harbour to contain the material removed from the current turning basin. The material was dredged utilizing both hydraulic and mechanical methods and placed behind the berm.

FRPD acquired the services of an engineering team to collaborate on the design based on the preliminary containment berm concepts provided by Pacific Coast Terminals. The scope of work included:

  • Design of berm
  • Supply of 160,000 tonnes of berm core, and slope protection material
  • In water transport of the core and slope protection material
  • 152,000 tonnes of Core material (6” minus) placement
  • 8,000 tonnes of Slope material (3” x 30”) placement
  • Hydrographic Survey
  • PAH impacted dredging
  • 400,000 m3 of Dredging
  • In water transport of dredge material to berm

This project involved tight tolerance placement and dredging, which took advantage of FRPD’s state of the art survey software systems.