Neptune Anchor Pile Installation

Stantec Consulting Ltd., on behalf of Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd., proposes to install a steel anchor pile into the sea floor to facilitate the mooring of Capesize vessels at Berth 1. The anchor pile, which is 1.5 meters wide and 37 meters long, is proposed to replace an existing T-anchor that is currently connected to a floating anchor and anchor chain for mooring at Berth 1. The buried T-anchor will be abandoned in place, under the sea floor, and the anchor chain disconnected and lifted off the sea floor onto a barge. The mooring chain will be reconnected to the new anchor pile.  

The new anchor pile will be installed using vibratory techniques via marine derrick and the final elevation of the pile will be approximately 0.5 meters above the high water mark and always visible from the surface. The pile will be capped to prevent entrapment of wildlife. Once installed, the mooring chain to the floating mooring will be connected to the pile, approximately 0.5 m off the sea floor. 

Latest update

Notice of Determination 

North Vancouver, B.C. –July 14, 2021 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Transport Canada have determined that the proposed Neptune Anchor Pile Installation located at 1001 Low Level Road, North Vancouver is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
3 Notice of Determination - July 14, 2021


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

  • Location

    • Neptune Anchor Pile Installation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Stantec Consulting Ltd., on behalf of Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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