Marine Operations Facility

The proposed project 

Saam Towage are proposing to construct a marine operations facility to support tug towage activity in and around the Vancouver Harbour. The proposed works include the installation of a single-storey wood-frame modular building with a footprint of approximately 2,650 square feet (~250 square metres) and a paved loading area for delivery trucks. The building will be constructed off-site in modules, trucked to site, then erected by crane onto a timber platform foundation. The structure will replace the temporary facility currently being used by Saam Towage. Shallow sub-grade excavations will be required for the installation of a gravel pad underneath the building foundations, underground utilities and the new loading bay. These areas will be backfilled with new engineered fill. Additional site preparation works include vegetation clearing and landscaping. Parking and access will be via the adjacent lot, to the east of the site. The works are anticipated to take approximately three months to complete.  

Latest update

Notice of Determination – Marine Operations Facility

Vancouver, B.C. – December 17, 2020 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Marine Operations Facility, located at 2285 Commissioner Street, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



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

  • Location

    • Marine Operations Facility (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Saam Towage
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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