Toronto West Diamond Grade Separation – Railway Bridge Slide Installation

Western Bridge Slide Stand Jacks

The Toronto West Diamond (TWD) is Canada’s busiest rail intersection. With GO commuter and CP freight lines running through the Junction Triangle it has become a corridor bottleneck for train traffic. Western’s Heavy Lift Division has completed the first two of four bridge installations for the rail-to-rail and rail-to-road grade separations, thereby eliminating the bottleneck. … Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Concord Cityplace Skybridge Lift and Installation

Concord Skybridge Lift

Western lifted the 328 tonnes Skybridge, which now connects the two tallest buildings in the Concord Cityplace development ‘Parade’ in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Billed as the world’s highest residence on a bridge, the structure was lifted from the ground to the 33rd to 36th floor using strand jacks housed in the penthouse of each building…. Read more »