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B Jetty Replacement

Creating a sustainable naval facility for Canada’s Department of National Defence

  • $1.1B

    Project Value

  • CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia

    CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia

Designed to better support the operational needs of Canada’s Pacific Fleet and withstand the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis

Originally constructed during World War II, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt’s A and B Jetties are nearing the end of their service life. To better support the operational needs of Canada’s Pacific Fleet, the Department of National Defence (DND) is replacing these two main jetties to provide more “modern, versatile, and structurally sound berthing facilities.” The overall project has been divided into three phases, with B Jetty currently underway.

The new B Jetties will be constructed on pipe piles up to 100 metres long and will be anchored into underlying bedrock. A robust structural system will tie the piles together using heavy-duty reinforced concrete beams and decking, and both are designed to support all classes of present and proposed Canadian Navy vessels.

We’re the prime consultant for this project and are providing multidisciplinary engineering services for the new B Jetty, which is 270 metres long and 26 metres wide. The marine structure design and upland civil design will meet current industry standards for addressing climate change, tsunami risks, and seismic resiliency. Our services will include consultation with the DND, developing concept studies, developing and finalizing layout (including utility connections), multidisciplinary design development using complex 3D modeling, and preparing supporting documents.

When these two jetties are replaced, Canada’s Pacific Fleet will have more resilient and versatile infrastructure for their needs. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Marcel Deveau, Principal

I believe in instilling a sense of urgency within my Ports & Marine Terminals team, to ensure client needs are dealt with efficiently.

Justin Hains, Project Manager, Environmental Scientist

Investigating and remediating environmental contamination helps improve the health of our communities and ecosystems.
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Reza Naghash, Commissioning Agent

Building commissioning is an important part of a project. I learn something new every day by working with people in different disciplines.

Harold Westerman, Sector Lead, Ports and Marine Terminals

Our ports and marine terminals practice is not just about designing port infrastructure – it’s about understanding our client’s operations, and the overall shipping industry and supply chain, to enhance their customer’s experience.
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Marcel Deveau


Justin Hains

Project Manager, Environmental Scientist

Reza Naghash

Commissioning Agent

Harold Westerman

Sector Lead, Ports and Marine Terminals

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