Public Notice 

Neptune Anchor Pile Installation – Public Comments Invited 

May 4, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Neptune Anchor Pile Installation, located at 1001 Low Level Road, North Vancouver is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by June 2, 2021.  

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All personal views and opinions received, including the writer's name and personal information shared, will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website. In addition, your contact information may be shared with third parties, e.g., the tenant, other relevant agencies, to help respond to your questions and inform possible mitigations. 

Written comments must be submitted by June 2, 2021 to: 

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 
Project and Environmental Review 
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place 
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4  

The Proposed Project 

Stantec Consulting Ltd., on behalf of Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd., proposes to install a steel anchor pile into the sea floor to facilitate the mooring of Capesize vessels at Berth 1. The anchor pile, which is 1.5 meters wide and 37 meters long, is proposed to replace an existing T-anchor that is currently connected to a floating anchor and anchor chain for mooring at Berth 1. The buried T-anchor will be abandoned in place, under the sea floor, and the anchor chain disconnected and lifted off the sea floor onto a barge. The mooring chain will be reconnected to the new anchor pile.  

The new anchor pile will be installed using vibratory techniques via marine derrick and the final elevation of the pile will be approximately 0.5 meters above the high water mark and always visible from the surface. The pile will be capped to prevent entrapment of wildlife. Once installed, the mooring chain to the floating mooring will be connected to the pile, approximately 0.5 m off the sea floor.

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