Projects

Kootenay River Railway Bridge Span Replacements in Wasa, BC

Kootenay River Western Train Bridge Span Installation

In the Canadian Rockies, Western’s Heavy Lift Division replaced eight existing 70ft Half Deck Plate Girder (HDPG) bridge spans with eight new Through Plate Girder (TPG) bridge spans in coordination with SEMA Railway Structures.  The spans were replaced in eight time-blocks, including bearing seat upgrades, with no interference to railway traffic.  Western’s method of replacement… Read more »

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 »

Ming Tomb Heavy Move – Royal Ontario Museum

Ming Tomb Western Heavy Move Project

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) required the relocation of the Ming Tomb complex and Guardian Lions as part of a $200 million renovation and expansion ‘Renaissance ROM Re-Development Project.’  The ROM identified and engaged Western as a firm with demonstrated experience and resources to provide heavy moving and relocation services for the various artefacts in… 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 »

Electrical Contracting – Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging Equipment

An infrared inspection of an electrical distribution system is designed to identify potential equipment failures before they happen, so the appropriate action can be taken with little or no interruption to your schedule, thereby saving your organization valuable time and money.

1600 Ton Blow Press Foundation

Blow Press Foundation Installation Western

Western successfully installed the foundation to a 1600 Ton Blow Press for the automotive industry under harsh time restrictions.  Both the press and foundation are idealized at the manufacturer’s ‘model’ equipment.  

Papermill Yankee Dryer Installation

Papermill Dryer Installation

Western was contracted to complete a removal and re-installation of a complete papermill in Toronto, Ontario. Included in this project was the moving of the new Yankee dryer. Due to its size and weight the dryer was brought in the side wall of the plant and skidded into the new mill.

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.