Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd (VanPile) has been contracted to complete the removal of the SMT-5000 barge from English Bay beach, with the planning process currently underway.
Preparation for this project has included a marine habitat assessment, permitting from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, as well as structural assessments of the barge. The project will begin with fencing and site signage.
Disassembly project planning is ongoing and being managed by Vancouver Pile Driving. Planning details are still being finalized.
Once the fence is installed the barge site will be an active work zone and the full removal process will take 12-15 weeks.