Fraser River Pile & Dredge and SPAL General Constructors Corporation were contracted to reconstruct the South Jetty Dock at the Esquimalt Graving Dock located in Esquimalt, BC. From July 2018 to January 2020 approximately 10,000 m2 of dock area was rebuilt and the ship berthing area was updated with a new concrete structure supported on steel pipe piles. Fraser River Pile & Dredge (FRPD) and SPAL General Contractors Corporation (SPAL) formed a joint venture to undertake the project, qualifying as an Aboriginal Business.

The project successfully overcame several challenges. Construction took place while the facility remained fully operational during construction. Construction was performed in a manner that did not adversely impact the environmental remediation that was completed at the facility in previous projects. The team also coordinated marine equipment moves within the active Esquimalt Harbour with the various tenants and other ongoing construction projects.