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Pier 9C Dredging and Expansion

Keeping up with growing trade flows

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

Comprehensive, specialized geotechnical engineering services

In order to enhance Canada's ability to keep up with growing trade flows between North America and Asia, the Port of Halifax saw the need to expand one of their major piers. Our team stepped in to help.

The Port’s goal was to create additional berths and to provide a new break bulk handling terminal in Halifax. This major dredging and wharf extension project consisted of the construction of a new concrete crib and steel sheet pile bulkhead north of, and a continuation of, the existing Pier 9B. The existing Pier 9C, which is constructed of timber cribs and was experiencing lateral movement and leaning toward the harbor, was encapsulated within the new Pier 9C wharf. On-site services included redirecting two existing large diameter storm sewer outfalls through the new Pier 9C Berth Face.

For this project, we provided specialist engineering services, including geotechnical subsurface investigation, material testing, environmental assessment/permitting, and our marine structural engineers carried out detailed design and tender documents. Our specialist engineers also provided assistance during the construction phase. The result? A new pier that can better keep up with global demand.

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