Dredge pipe removals

Fraser River Pile and Dredge on behalf of Mainland Sand and Gravel are proposing to remove two, 660 millimeter diameter steel pipes that were used as part of the sand supply operations at the former Mainland Sand and Gravel Port Kells Sand Depot. The total length of the pipes are approximately 100 meters each. The upland sections of the pipes were removed as part of the site exit requirements in March 2021, with approximately 30 – 40 meters of each pipe remaining within port jurisdiction.

A workboat with an onboard winch will be used to access the tenure during high tide. The winch would be used to raise each section of pipe separately and place them onto pontoons to float them out of the area to an offsite storage location. The pipes are located on the surface of intertidal area and will not require excavation or dredging for removal. No vegetation will be removed during the work.

Work is anticipated to commence after the fisheries sensitive period and will take approximately 2-3 days to complete. All work will be undertaken during regular construction hours.


Latest update

A second page has been created for an amendment to this permit. Please see Reference number 83632. 

Notice of Determination

Langley, B.C. –June 10, 2021– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed dredge pipe removal located at the water lot fronting 19909 -101 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia 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
Email: per@portvancouver.com

  • Location

    • Dredge pipe removals (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fraser River Pile and Dredge on behalf of Mainland Sand and Gravel
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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