This capital infrastructure project will see the mooring dolphin extended by 58 metres for the safe moorage of newer classes of ships calling to Pier B of the Ogden Point Cruise Terminal.
Simply put, a mooring dolphin is a pier extension. While Pier B has a mooring dolphin, this capital project is doubling the length of the current structure.
Work began in November 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in spring 2019.
Jan. 10, 2019: Update regarding Pier B Mooring Dolphin Extension
In early December, the large diameter pile shipment for the mooring dolphin extension was lost at sea approximately 250 nautical miles from Vancouver.
While the organization faced a set back, we’re moving forward with an back up plan to offset the impact of this loss with a modified design using smaller diameter piles.
GVHA has cost contingencies in place in case an event such as this occurred, as per industry practice.
We’ve been in touch with our partners, contractors, and suppliers to move forward with this new option.
We anticipate a delay in our construction schedule and we are working on options with Royal Caribbean International to safely welcome the Ovation of the Seas on her scheduled early-season calls.
The timing is delayed slightly, but we are working aggressively to catch up to be ready for the start of the 2019 cruise season.
Nov. 22, 2018: Falsework construction piles north of the existing dolphin fender.
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