Projects

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

Dundas Street Bridge Phase II Girder Installation over 16 Mile Creek

Dundas Street Bridge

The Dundas St. Bridge consists of five – 200ft. spans approximately 150ft. above 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, Ontario. While installing the second phase of this twin bridge, Western adopted a new method of installing the precast concrete girders, allowing for less equipment on site and a more economical approach to the project overall.

Dundas Street Bridge – Phase I Girder Installation

Dundas Street Bridge Construction by Western

The Dundas Street Bridge consists of five 200 ft. spans approximately 150 ft. above 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, Ontario. Because of the unique geometry of the new bridge, Western identified an innovative opportunity to cost effectively install the required 35 girders, which weighed as much as 200 ton. The gantry system used to install… 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 »

CF-5 Aircraft Mounting Project

CF-5 Aircraft Mount

The Canadian Forces CF-5 Freedom Fighter was ordered by the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1968 as a tactical support aircraft in Canada, as well as being committed to NATO’s northern flank as a rapid deployment force. The 7.87m wingspan aircraft has a maximum speed of 1,575km/h and range of 1,400km. After 27 years of… Read more »