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 »

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.

Hwy 407-404 Interchange: Bridge Expansion

Highway 404-407 Girder Lift Project

The 407 ETR (Electronic Toll Route) just north of Toronto, Ontario is the world’s first all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway. The 407 continues to improve the highway for the daily commute of hundreds of thousands of drivers. Western played a key role in the 407 bridge expansion over Highway 404. This expansion presented unique challenges as… Read more »

HEVI Vessel Move

HEVI Vessel Moving

Western moved two 400,000 lbs vessels measuring 155′-6″ long and 10′-0″ diameter, with a 400 Ton capacity Hydraulic Gantry. The vessels were lifted off railcars and placed onto Goldhofer PST/SL-E (45) hydraulic trailers. The hydraulic trailers relocate the vessels from the rail siding into Hooper Welding’s facility in Hamilton, Ontario. Once in the facility, 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 »

Goreway Generating Station

Goreway Generating Station

Goreway Station is a natural gas-powered electrical generating facility with a power output of 874MW in Brampton, Ontario. Essential to the power production, a 356 ton steam generator and a 136 ton steam turbine are housed more than sixty-five feet above ground. Tasked with installing these two large components, Western developed a custom lifting apparatus… Read more »

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 »

Essalea Barn Relocation

Essalea Barn Relocation Project

Western was asked to relocate a A 140ft. by 96ft. barn across Hwy. 27 just north of Thornton, Ontario. The move stopped traffic on the highway for only 10 minutes as the structure crossed and travelled through a corn field.s