CFB Esquimalt A/B Jetty Recapitalization Project

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Stantec

Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Military

Project Value: $743 million

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: Department of National Defence: $743 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Constance Cove

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The aim of the jetty project is to demolish the existing A and B jetties at CFB Esquimalt’s The A/B Jetty project supports Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, which will deliver modern ships to the Royal Canadian Navy over the next 30 years. It will be home to several of the Canadian-built vessels, including the new Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship and Joint Support Ship. This $743-million project to replace aging 70-year-old jetties consists of three contracts for the design, demolition and construction of the new jetty. Work includes extending the utility corridor, dredging the seabed, demolishing B Jetty, preparing the site and constructing the new B Jetty portion. The new A/B jetties will be constructed on pipe piles up to 100 metres long that 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.

Project Owner: Department of National Defence

Engineer: SNC-Lavalin (multiple services)

Contractor: Scansa Construction (utility corridor)

Project/Construction Manager: WestPro (Pomerleau) (demolition of the existing B jetty)

Other Key Players: Wood (design authority for A jetty); Stantec (design authority for B jetty); BTY Group (cost consultant); Hanscomb (design engineer’s cost consultant for Jetty A); McElhanney (survey/geomatics services); Milestone Environmental; Golder (a member of WSP); Aon (risk advisor); Hemmera

Financing Detail: This infrastructure work represents phase two and three of a three-phased project. In June 2012, a contract was awarded for the construction of a utility corridor, representing Phase 1. Both Phase 2, which involves the replacement of B jetty, and Phase 3, which involves the replacement of A jetty, are in the design phase. The cost will be further refined once the design is complete.

2022 Rank: 73

2021 Rank: 63

2020 Rank: 61

2019 Rank: 63

2018 Rank: 91

2017 Rank: 90

2016 Rank: 95

2015 Rank: 98


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