Tembec Steam Turbine and Generator Installation

Tembec Steam Turbine and Generator Project

Tembec’s ongoing green energy projects include installing a cogeneration power facility at its operations in Temiscaming, Quebec. A 61.54 MW Steam Turbine and Generator were installed on a concrete pedestal thirty-five feet above ground. The 110 ton turbine and 105 ton generator were offloaded from railcars onto Western’s hydraulic trailers (SPMTs) and traveled approximately one… Read more »

Generator Loading Project

Generator Loading

Western loaded ta 350 ton turbine generator onto a waiting railcar in Concord, Ontario. The project involved rolling the generator from its storage location straight ahead to where a gantry could access it. Once the gantry lifted the generator, it was travelled and placed on a railcar then secured for transportation.  

Simcoe Street Tunnel Construction

Simcoe Street Tunnel Girders Project

Western was contracted by Soncin Construction to provide the formwork and rigging for the Simcoe Street Tunnel Project in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The formwork consisted of three forms for three different size girders, the largest of which is 4′-0″x4′-0’x 52′-0″ long, fabricated at Western’s Barrie facility. Western also supplied the rigging required to lift and… Read more »

Suncor Voyageur Project

Suncor Reactor Heavy Lifting Gantry

Suncor Energy recovers bitumen ore from oil sands and upgrades it to refinery ready feedstock and diesel fuel near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Suncor Energy took part in the ‘Voyageur‘ upgrade, part of a planned $20.6 billion oil sands expansion, with an expected additional 100,000 barrels of oil per day production. At the heart of this… Read more »

Oil Pre-Flash Tower Move

Oil PreFlash Tower Heavy Transport

Fabricated by Hooper Welding in Hamilton, Ontario, Western, along with Anderson Haulage, completed the loading and transportation of a 300 ton pre-flash tower for oil refining. The oversized vessel was offloaded onto a waiting barge at Bronte Harbour in Oakville, Ontario. Photos for this project were taken by H.B. Photo Services.    

Niagara Tunnel TBM Back-Up Carrier Removal

Niagara Tunnel Boring Machine Project

The back-up carrier is a ‘train’ of four structures that follow the TBM in the tunnel (see project ‘Niagara Tunnel Boring Machine Removal (Big Becky)), the largest of them being five stories tall, support equipment, power supplies and material storage. Weighing up to 500,000 lbs each, the back-up carrier structures varied drastically and each required… Read more »

Malartic Stator Move

Malartic Stator Heavy Transport Project

Representing the second biggest gold reserve in Canada, the Canadian Malartic gold mine in the Abitibi mining district in Quebec underwent a development stage by the Osisko Mining Corporation. Part of this development was the installation of the facility’s gold processing equipment. Western was hired for the heavy lift portion of moving the processing facility’s… Read more »

Locomotive 6167 Train Relocation

Locomotive 6167 Relocation Western

CN locomotive 6167 was built in 1940 and used to move goods, products and people from Ontario to East coast ports during World War II, eventually logging 2 million kilometres of service. Being one of the most photographed locomotives in North America, the locomotive was retired at the Guelph, Ontario Bus Terminal in 1959. Western… Read more »

Locomotive 1531 Train Relocation

Locomotive 1531 Train Relocation

Western was hired by the City of Barrie to move Locomotive 1531, tender and caboose from its location on Lakeshore Drive in Barrie to the Simcoe County Museum in Midhurst, Ontario.