Frontier Reactor Heavy Lift

800 Ton Gantry Lift

Hooper Welding Enterprises is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of pressure vessels and alloy fabrication.  A 1.4 million pound reactor was fabricated at Hooper’s main facility in Oakville, Ontario for an oil refinery in El Dorado, Kansas. Logistically, moving a reactor approximately 130’-0” long, 14’-8” in diameter and 1.4 million lbs requires specialized… Read more »

Dundas Street Bridge Phase II Girder Installation over 16 Mile Creek

Dundas Street Bridge

The Dundas St. Bridge consists of five – 200ft. spans approximately 150ft. above 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, Ontario. While installing the second phase of this twin bridge, Western adopted a new method of installing the precast concrete girders, allowing for less equipment on site and a more economical approach to the project overall.

Credit River Railway Bridge

Credit River Railway Bridge Project

For the GO Transit’s Lakeshore West corridor (West Toronto, Ontario), track time has become more precious than ever as it handles more than 60,000 commuters every working day. With increasing ridership, GO transit planned to add a third track to the corridor. A potential bottleneck to the expansion was the Credit River Bridge, but Western… Read more »

Algoma Energy Turbine and Generator Installation

Algoma Energy Heavy Lift via Gantry

Western performed the offload from a barge and installation of a 464,000 lbs Steam Turbine and a 293,000 lbs Generator in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario using a gantry and strandjacks. The installation portion of this project was completed in three days including setup and teardown.