Woodfibre LNG Limited has hired a contractor to remove old pulp mill structures along the foreshore of the former Woodfibre pulp mill site near Squamish, British Columbia.
The company announced it has hired Sukwi7 Contracting Limited Partnership and its subcontractor, Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd, for the cleanup work.
The work began on August 7, 2018, and will continue for approximately six months, and is expected to generate 25 jobs, the company said.
The cleanup will include the removal of the following:
- Old timber wharf
- Hog fuel unloading dock
- Deep-sea berth and warehouse
- Ferry berth
- Miscellaneous creosote-treated piles (3,000+), mooring dolphins, steel frames and can buoys
- Abandoned rail car barge ramp
- Mill equipment support structure
- Bridge at the mouth of Mill Creek
- Asbestos-containing materials from various structures on the Project site
This work, WLNG said, is a continuation of the multimillion dollar cleanup effort that began in March 2017. Last year, workers removed industrial debris, such as storage tanks and other abandoned equipment, from the site for safe disposal.
“This latest cleanup work at the Woodfibre LNG site means thousands of creosote-treated piles will be cut or removed entirely from the waters of Howe Sound. The work also reinforces the benefits of re-using old industrial sites as these sites have to be brought up to and maintained at the industrial standards of today,” said Byng Giraud, the country manager and VP, Corporate Affairs, Woodfibre LNG Limited.