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.