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 »

Niagara Tunnel Boring Machine Removal (Big Becky)

Niagara Falls Tunnel Arch Form

The largest hard-rock Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in the world, ‘Big Becky,’ completed drilling a 14.4m (47.4ft) diameter tunnel 10.2 kilometers long under the city of Niagara Falls. The Niagara Tunnel will provide the electrical need of 160,000 homes by adding 1600 gigawatt-hours of power per year to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station. Western… Read more »

Halton Hills Generating Station

Halton Hills Generating Station Turbine

Halton Hills Generating Station is a facility with the capacity to generate power to approximately 600,000 homes. TransCanada was awarded the contract to own and operate the 683 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in the town of Halton Hills, Ontario. Using state-of-the-art, low-emissions technology and meeting high environmental standards, Halton Hills Generating Station is built… 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.