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North Vancouver, B.C.



Department of Fisheries and Oceans


Contract Value:



Start Date:

September 2019


Completion Date:

March 2020


Three new floats to help improve safety and protect Canada’s waterways and coasts.

As part of the $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, which aims at improving marine safety and protecting Canada’s waterways, a new Coast Guard search and rescue station was build in Hartley Bay, BC.
VanPile constructed two concrete float modules of Quad Type 2, and transported and moored at Hartley Bay – one to provide a pontoon dock for a SAR building and the other to provide a pontoon breakwater. The modules have a deck area of 895.36 m² (52.4 m x 17.07 m x 1.69 m deep).

Additionally, a concrete float module of Dual Type 2 was constructed and delivered to the International Ocean Science Facility in Sidney, B.C. This particular module has a deck area of 447.68 m² (26.2 m x 17.07 m x 1.69 m deep).

All three concrete modules were constructed with marine quality expanded polystyrene foam billets, utility chases, steel fabrications with marine coatings, 40 MPa concrete with silica fume and fly ash, uncoated reinforcing steel, steel ladders, timber bull rails and timber rub boards on each side.