The Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) is seeking quoted proposals for a maintenance dredge at Clutesi Haven Marina at the mouth of Kitsuksis Creek and at the boat launch area.  


Clutesi Haven Marina is a recreational marina placed where the Somass River meets Kitsuksis Creek, known as the Marina Basin.  Kitsuksis Creek constantly is introducing fine organic debris and silt into the marina basin which prohibits vessels from accessing berths.  Simultaneously, the Somass River deposits gravelly substrate at the bottom of launch lanes 3 and 4, known as the Launch Ramp, therefore impeding boat launch activity.


Marina Basin – Approximately 500 cubic yards of silt and/or organic debris are to be removed by excavator with long boom, crane with clam shell or by utilising suction from a mini-barge and deposited at the designated spoil site as shown in Figure 1.  The proponent is responsible for ensuring the perimeter of the spoil site is bermed, removing the silt and/or organic debris from the spoil site on a timely basis to a site of their choice.  Silt curtains must be readily available to be deployed in the water at the monitor’s request.  Figure 1.

Launch Ramp – Approximately 50 cubic yards of gravelly substrate to be removed by excavator with long boom, crane with clam shell or by utilising suction with direct loading to gravel trucks.  Figure 2.

Proponent to Include:

  • Example of all equipment to be utilised.  Machinery to be oil leak free. 
  • Destination location for the dredge material.
  • Complete clean-up of site.
  • All costs included.

PAPA to Include:

  • Qualified Environmental Monitor
  • Submittal of Notification to Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Proposals to be submitted no later than June 21, 2024, 4:00pm, and the project to be completed prior to July 15, 2024.

The Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s advertises that the summer window for this project begins July 1, 2024.  As these materials are detrimental to our customers enjoyment of the facility, PAPA expects the project to commence July 2 and work until completion.

Clutesi Haven Marina
5104 River Rd,
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6Z2

Please send response by email to Mike Carter, Vice President of Operations:
[email protected]


Published On: June 2nd, 2024Categories: RFP