The Port of Vancouver, BC, Canada, has presented the latest update on the ongoing Centerm Expansion Project.
According to the port officials, infilling of the lagoon in the eastern expansion area, as well as the placement of preload materials is now complete. Infilling of the northeast perimeter dyke is ongoing.
Officials added that the infilling for the first phase of the preload in the western expansion area is also complete. Two caissons, built offsite in September, are now installed at the terminal.
“Last month, we completed the construction of the two caissons for the wharf extension at Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd,” the port said in the update.
Towing two concrete caissons across the Burrard Inlet to Centerm took immense coordination and planning, skillful navigation and patience. The transport of the first caisson happened on September 23, and the second one on September 27.
With both caissons now in place at Berth 6, next steps include filling the caissons with ballast rocks. This will weigh them down and provide structural stability.
“We have received approval to continue on-terminal construction works for the project from November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Work will take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” stated the Port of Vancouver.