Seaspan Outfitting Pier Extension

Seaspan ULC proposes to construct a new outfitting pier located within the Vancouver Shipyards site in North Vancouver to accommodate new vessel construction. The project includes the removal of the existing timber outfitting pier (1,550 square meters) and installation of a new pier (5,222 square meters) constructed with steel piles and concrete deck. As part of the removal of the existing outfitting pier, approximately 590 creosote piles will be removed and replaced with approximately 126 new steel piles. Dredging is proposed for the area located adjacent to the new pier to allow for construction and vessel draught during operations.

The project will allow for increased capacity and improved efficiency for shipbuilding operations and will support work under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.


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Latest update

November 21, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Transport Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
3 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period (Environment and Climate Change Canada) - April 21, 2022

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TC Pacific Environmental Programs
Transport Canada

  • Location

    • Vancouver Shipyards Site, North Vancouver, British Columbia (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Seaspan ULC
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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