Permanent Relocation of Barge Maintenance Terminal

Seaspan ULC proposes to permanently relocate their Barge Maintenance Terminal adjacent to their facility at 10 Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver. The scope of work involves the installation of three new 1220 millimetre diameter steel piles, one new 914 millimetre diameter steel pile, and relocation of three existing 914 millimetre diameter steel piles to facilitate repositioning two existing barges (SS Yarder and SS 210) approximately 115 metres south of their current location. The southernmost fixed barge (Powell Carrier) will be sent for demolition off site. The cantilevered steel piles anchoring the Powell Carrier will be extracted, stored, and repurposed for future projects. In addition, one creosote-treated timber dolphin will be removed, the ramp to the SS Yarder will be relocated, and four new 457 millimetre diameter steel piles will be installed to support the relocated BMT ramp.

Piles will be extracted and installed using a marine derrick and a vibratory hammer. The project is anticipated to take approximately three weeks to complete.

The Project is required due to the increased seabed elevation of the gravel bed (PER No.17-407) as the Barge Maintenance Terminal overall length must be reduced to prevent the most northerly fixed barge from grounding at lower tides.


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Notice of Determination

North Vancouver, B.C. – June 30, 2021 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Permanent Relocation of Barge Maintenance Terminal located at 10 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver BC, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects..



Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • Permanent Relocation of Barge Maintenance Terminal (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Seaspan UCL
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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