A local marine construction business will begin work Monday on the $1.8 million Ship Point repair project.
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) and the City of Victoria announced Salish Sea Industrial Services Ltd. has been awarded the contract.
Salish Sea Industrial is owned jointly by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in partnership with Ralmax Group of Companies, based in Victoria.
The repair work will replace the original timber piling pier structure built in 1949 with new steel pilings, focused only on the original pier structure.
The GVHA says a detailed structural analysis was done in 2017 and it was determined that the structure needed critical repair work.
Salish Sea Industrial will employ five full-time staff and local subcontractors on the site over the five and a half-month long project.
The GVHA says the old pier and north apron of Ship Point form the original structure.
The pier extension was constructed in 1979.
GVHA owns 65 per cent of the pier and Victoria owns 35 per cent.