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Sidney, BC



BC Ferry Services Inc.


Contract Value:



Start Date:

January 2006


Completion Date:

August 2007


The project scope was to demolish the timber, concrete and steel structures, including:



  • Four line dolphins, one turning dolphin, wingwalls, dredging, and associated catwalks.
  • Portal frame, ramp towers, upper and lower ramps and aprons.

Rebuild consisted of design, supply, fabrication and installation of a new floating berth, including:

  • New concrete floating berth (230 m long by 45 m wide);
  • Swing armfender panel system, including hydraulic dampers;
  • Drilled caisson-mooring pylon structure;
  • Dual level vehicle access ramp and aprons;
  • Maintenance service access ramp to concrete berth;
  • Foot passenger walkway truss;
  • Impressed current cathodic protection system;
  • Minimized onsite work with use of floating berth.

Instead of the traditional deep foundation construction, VanPile proposed a floating berth made up of five concrete pontoons. This award-winning concept allowed for a significant reduction in overall project cost and schedule, as well as for the terminal to remain fully operational over the project’s duration.