April 2021

A & B Jetty Replacement Project at CFB Esquimalt and Talbot Award Presentation

Hosted by the Victoria Branch

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Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM: Registration and networking
6:45 PM: Welcome
6:50 PM: Talbot Award Ceremony
7:00 PM: A & B Jetty Presentation
7:50 PM: Q&A
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Eric Service, P.Eng.
Credit: 1 Informal Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Non-Registrant Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Student Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50
Contact: For more information about this event, please email [email protected].
This presentation will provide an overview of the A&B Jetty Program highlighting the design requirements with respect to ship size, jetty services, and engineering solutions for seismic and tsunamis events.

The A and B Jetties at CFB Esquimalt have been around since WWII and the early 50’s and have reached the end of their service life and suitability for the fleet of the future. With the Canadian Navy and international Navy fleets building new ships—Frigates, Arctic Patrol Ships, Joint Support Ships—all bigger than the previous and existing ships and vessels, the Department of National Defence (DND) realized the existing A and B Jetties needed replacing to accommodate these modern ships. This $743-million A&B Jetty project is part of a program to realize those requirements to replace aging 70-year-old jetties and consists of three contracts for the design, demolition, and construction of the new jetties and supporting infrastructure.

This presentation will provide an overview of the A&B Jetty Program highlighting the design requirements with respect to ship size, jetty services and engineering solutions for seismic and tsunamis events. This webinar will also look at the deconstruction of the former B-Jetty, pre-work for implementation of the new B-Jetty, as well as look at the path going forward with A-Jetty deconstruction and implementation. The presentation will also highlight the environmental challenges faced with the Jetty Construction at CFB Esquimalt with respect to sea life and sub-surface conditions.

The Talbot Memorial Fund was established by the family of Richard Talbot, P.Eng., to honour his contribution to Engineering on Vancouver Island. The award will be presented to two either 3rd or 4th year University of Victoria Engineering students, based on a combination of factors including Community Activities, Academic Achievement, and student statement on how Engineering impacts society. A short virtual ceremony will take place to present two recipients with an award of $1,000 each.


Eric Service, P.Eng.

Eric is a graduate of both Camosun College with a Mechanical Engineering Technologist diploma as well as a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Lakeland University. Eric worked as an EIT at Burrmech Consultants and UVic FMGT and is currently a Team Leader in Construction Services at Defence Construction Canada. In the past 11 years with DCC, Eric has worked on several major capital projects which include the Hazmat Facility, new Fire hall and EOC Centre, Fleet Maintenance Facility Phase V, Hangar 7 at 19 Wing Comox, and currently with the A & B Jetty Project.

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