To date, the majority of the dredging project has been completed. The containment berm construction was substantially completed in November 2018 (with minor touch ups from time to time). Dredging of the navigational channel and turning basin was substantially complete in March 2019 after having placed the dredged material behind the containment berm.
A detailed bathymetric survey was conducted in April 2019 to determine residual scope (high points) within the channel, turning basin and berth face. With the fisheries window re-opening in mid-August, PCT will be recommencing its work to address the high points identified in the April survey. The work will be focused at the PCT berth face and the navigational channel with a few points to be addressed within the turning basin. Dredging activities are expected to be completed by the end of September.
Equipment being used to complete the work will consist of a barge mounted derrick and scows. Work is currently planned to be completed within normal work hours between 7am and 8pm Monday to Saturday.
Should you require additional information, or if you would like to register a concern on the dredging project, please visit our website www.pct.ca or call 604-939-7371. After business hours please call 604-931-9211. Thank you for your continued patience.
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Dredge Notice to Public
Pacific Coast Terminals Co. Ltd. (PCT) wishes to advise our neighbours that we will performing a maintenance shutdown from August 12th – August 26th.
In addition to our regular work hours, it is anticipated that some of the work will need to be done through the evening and from 8pm – 7am Monday through Sunday as required.
PCT will do everything possible to perform the work as quickly as we can. We wish to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause our neighbours. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 604-939-7371. After business hours please call 604-931-9211.
PCT’s contractors are preparing equipment on site for repainting this week. The preparation involves periodic blasting which is generating more than normal noise levels. This work will be occurring Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:30 pm and should conclude on Monday, June 3rd.
Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) is providing the public an update of minor continued berm construction activities taking place near the terminal. After having completed the bulk of the berm construction and having let the berm settle for a month, we are topping up the berm to design elevations in localized areas. This work is expect to take two or three days to complete.
Daily activities will take place from 7:00 am to 8 pm consistent within the VFPA Project Permit # #15-136
Should you require additional information on the dredging project, or if you would like to register a concern with the project, please visit our website www.pct.ca or call 604-939-7371. After business hours please call 604-931-9211. Thank you for your continued patience.
Please see the follow up to the previous preliminary notice (found below the following update), regarding the November 29 barge incident.
Last Thursday evening, Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) was alerted to incident involving a barge operated by Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD), a marine contractor supporting our terminal expansion project. The incident occurred when the barge took on water in one of the hull compartments while moored at the Flavelle Sawmill loading dock. As a result, the barge listed, and approximately 125 cubic meters of dredged sediment being transported onboard re-entered the water. In response, FRPD and PCT immediately initiated established emergency management procedures. The barge was secured and remaining dredged sediment onboard was safely unloaded at the designated disposal site. We can also confirm the spill was confined to the barge loading area and we are taking additional remedial steps, including re-dredging the affected area to recover and properly dispose of the discharged sediment. The safety of PCT personnel, contractors, and the marine environment are our top priorities. We will be reviewing and adjusting our operating procedures, as necessary, to prevent this type of incident from re-occurring. In addition, we have engaged an independent environmental services firm to conduct an analysis of the affected sediment to determine what, if any, impact there may have been on the marine environment and help guide any further remediation efforts. PCT is committed to communicating transparently with our stakeholders. We have reported this incident to Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, as well as notified several key stakeholders, including local First Nations and the City of Port Moody. We will provide additional updates on the situation, as appropriate, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at 604-939-7371 during business hours and at 604-931-9211 after business hours.
Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) would like to provide you with preliminary notice of an incident that occurred Thursday evening involving PCTs marine contractor Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD) (BCMOE REF#183 147) resulting in the discharge of dredge material back into the water. To this point in time, the senior PCT management team have followed up with FRPD to understand what mitigating steps have been taken to protect the environment. More detailed information will be shared with you as it becomes available and an update will be provided by Noon Monday, December 3rd.
PCT will continue to keep the community updated through our website. Should you require additional information on the terminal expansion and construction project, or if you would like to register a concern with the project, please visit our website www.pct.ca or call 604-939-7371. After business hours please call 604-931-9211. Thank you for your continued patience.
Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT) is providing the public an update on the next stage of work which will involve dredging the existing deep sea vessel channel from Reed Point Marina to the PCT vessel turning basin (see yellow and green areas on the image below).
2018-11-08 Dredge Update Notice to public
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