Victoria Coast Guard Base - Timber Fender Replacement

Project Summary

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard are undertaking a project to replace several of the structures on the wharf at the Victoria Coast Guard Base. These structures include the timber fenders, fender piles, safety ladders, and all associated connections. Replacing these components will improve the overall infrastructure on the wharf and provide safer access for the CCG vessels and crews. 

All of this work involves the like-for-like replacement of existing structures that are currently in poor condition. As a result, no new ground will be disturbed. All of these components are located on the most seaward side of the wharf at the Coast Guard Base. The wharf runs along the west side of the Base, and has a length of approximately 240m. 

This project involves replacing 86 of the existing timber fender piles with new piles. The existing piles will be completely extracted and disposed of properly, and the new piles will be driven in the same location as the existing piles. This work will likely be conducted from the water, using a pile driving barge. 

 The timber fenders will also be removed and replaced. These run along the entire wharf edge and are approximately 240m in length. These members sit on the concrete wharf, therefore, they will not create any ground disturbance. In addition to these, the safety ladder hand holds will also be replaced and upgraded. The safety ladders hang off of the edge of the wharf, and are used for emergency access. 

Three week of construction is anticipated. Project dates and duration will be dependent on the selected contractor's methodology. Key equipment and machinery that will be used on site may include: pile driving/crane barge, material supply barge, support tugs, and a lifting crane for handling of piles or other material.


Latest update

The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada Real Property Technical Services Pacific Region
Ryan Desrochers, Project Engineer
200 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 778-960-9011

  • Location

    • Victoria Coast Guard Base (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada-Real Property Safety and Security, Real Property & Technical Support
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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